Scientists have discovered life “unlike anything ever seen before” under the Antarctic thick ice. Startling discovery at a depth of almost 4km beneath the ice of Antarctica.
The Express newspaper reported on December 22 that a team of Russian scientists drilled a hole into the thick Antarctic ice sheet in January 2015 and obtained a sample of pristine fresh water that had not been known for millions of years. .
Although made three years ago, details of scientists discovered life forms never seen on Earth under the Antarctic ice shared by Riddle channel recently. When deciding to test underneath the Antarctic ice sheet, what the scientists saw was not only surprising to ordinary people but also astonishment.
For a long time, under the thick layer of ice in Antarctica is a “huge” lake with an area of over 15,000 square kilometers. The depth of the lake is about 1,200m.
The giant lake was named Vostok, after Russia’s Antarctic research station, because it was discovered near the station. The videos also explain how the creatures survive the harshest conditions at the lake, under the super-cold ice.
Vostok Lake is located deep below the huge ice layer with a thickness of nearly 4,000m. Because of this, researchers do not expect to find the smallest sign of life, in extremely harsh conditions when the temperature is at minus 89 degrees Celsius. In addition, the pressure below the ice is extremely high and sunlight never penetrates Lake Vostok. Very few living things on Earth can survive in such harsh environments but scientists still find life here.
At that time, it was completely unlike everything they had seen before. Researchers discovered a new bacterium, named W123-10. The DNA of this new bacterium is only 86% similar to other living things on Earth, “Riddle said. This surprising finding is not only useful in understanding the Earth, but also a great deal when it comes to studying Mars, where subsistence life is similar to Lake Vostok in Antarctica.
The reason why the new bacteria is different from every other creature found is that the thick ice sheet has isolated Lake Vostok from the rest of the world for millions of years. So the bacteria were found in This grows separately from the rest of the Earth’s living things.