Life on the ice: For the first time scientists have directly observed living bacteria in polar ice and snow

Life on the ice: For the first time scientists have directly observed living bacteria in polar ice and snow
For the first time scientists have directly observed living bacteria in polar ice and snow -- an environment once considered sterile. The new evidence has the potential to alter perceptions about which planets in the universe could sustain life and may mean that humans are having an even greater impact on levels of CO2 in Earth's atmosphere than accepted evidence from climate history studies of ice cores suggests.

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