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    Ancient Ecosystem Discovered Beneath Antarctic Glacier
    By Jackie Grom
    ScienceNOW Daily News
    16 April 2009

    Scientists have found life in an ecosystem trapped underneath a glacier in Antarctica for nearly 2 million years. The microbes, they suggest, are surviving the dark, oxygen-free waters by drawing energy from sulfur and iron. The findings provide insight into how life may have survived "Snowball Earth"--periods when some scientists speculate that the planet was entombed in ice--and hint at the possibility of life in other inhospitable environments, such as Mars and Jupiter's icy moon Europa....
    http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi...ull/2009/416/2
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    We seem to find life and unique ecosystems everywhere we look.
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    Pretty cool, man. Thanks for sharing.


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    Interesting. Sulfur-reducing bacteria are also responsible for the hydrogen sulfide in natural gas.
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