Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Life Discovered Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet

A team of NASA scientists exploring beneath an Antarctic ice sheet 600 feet thick were surprised to find signs of life in the dark, icy water.  As they lowered their video camers a strange shrimp-like creature swam by and then perched on the cable of the camera.  The scientists also recovered a tentacle that they believe was part of a jelly fish that was a foot long.

The NASA scientists has made the assumption that nothing could survive living under the ice, but the existence of the shrimp-like creature, later identified as a Lyssianasid amphipod, and the jelly fish indicates that there would be other creatures living in the area.

Read on for the whole article on life found beneath the Antarctic ice sheet

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