Microbes research

Scientists are inching closer to the discovery of alien life in outer space and in an accommodating breakthrough to this approach; a team of scientists from NASA has discovered 60,000-year-old life forms in Mexico.  In a cathedral-sized cave, located in Mexico, a team of NASA scientists living microorganism, trapped in the giant crystals underground in Mexico. The life forms are estimated to date back 60,000 years and could hold new clues of to the ancient or present alien lives in other planets of solar system.

The microbes have detected from the below part of prickly crystals, located in the Naica Mine in Chihuahua – the site that is famous for containing gigantic selenite crystals. Some of the crystals stand at inconceivable five metres long, and most of them are shut off from sunlight or oxygen. Under the massive crystals, scientists have revived 100 distinct type bugs, 90% of which have never been before seen.

These eccentric primaeval microorganisms are believed to be evolved so that they can stay alive on a diet of sulphate, manganese and copper oxide, said Penelope Boston, the lead researcher of the project from NASA’s Astrobiology Institute. The paper, containing the details of the discovery was presented over this weekend at a symposium of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

According to Penelope Boston, nearly 100 different kinds of microbes – most of which are bacteria – have been discovered in trapped condition at Naica crystals since eras, ranging from 10,000 to 60,000 years. This breakthrough can have influential effects on how people understand the evolutionary history of microbial life on Earth. As the microorganisms are subjective to further investigation, the research discovery has not yet been appeared in any scientific journal.