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One mile beneath the Atlantic: life

May 24, 2008|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Microbes have been found living at a record depth of a mile beneath the Atlantic seabed in a hint that life might also evolve underground on other planets, scientists said Thursday.

The discovery of prokaryotic microbes in searing hot sediments under the seabed off Newfoundland, Canada, doubles the previous depth record of 2,760 feet, according to experts in Wales and France writing in the journal Science.

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