A nematode (eukaryote) in a biofilm of microorganisms, which lives 1.4 kilometers below the surface.
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Scientists have drilled 2.5 kilometers beneath the seabed and found vast underground forests of "deep life," including microbes that persist for thousands, maybe millions of years, researchers said Monday.This "deep life" amounts to 15-23 billion tons of carbon, said the DCO, launched in 2009, as it nears the end of its 10-year mission to reveal Earth's inner secrets.surface life Similar types of strange, deep life microbes might be found on the subsurface of other planets, like Mars.In any case, studying what some scientists have called the "Galapagos of the Deep," dramatically changes human's perception of life on Earth, and their place in it.Most of our planet's microbial life is deep beneath the surface, and it may have played a big part in the evolution of Earth's atmosphere by locking carbon dioxide underground and allowing air for people and animals to breathe.
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