View Full Version : Extreme Life Found in California Lake

2005-Sep-12, 03:21 AM
SUMMARY: NASA scientists have discovered a new form of extreme-loving bacteria in California's inhospitable Mono Lake. Life has been known to live in the lake for quite a while, including tiny shrimp and other bacteria, but a new bacteria (Spirochaeta Americana) was found living deep in the lake's salty alkaline mud; where no oxygen could reach. The discovery is timely because Mono Lake shares some characteristics with Gustav Crater on Mars - the target for NASA's Spirit rover which will land in January.

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