These 100-Million-Year-Old Microbes Are Still Alive!

These 100-Million-Year-Old Microbes Are Still Alive!

Researchers have found ancient communities of microbes that have been buried deep, for a hundred million years! This discovery might be the oldest living thing on Earth, and could even expand the search for life on other planets.

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