Evidence of life 6km below the sea floor?

Samples taken from the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot in the ocean, 10,000 meters deep, by hydrothermic vents, indicate that living organisms might exist as much as four miles deeper, well within the rock and vent structure. The attached link cautions these findings may be incorrect, but raise the intriguing possibility that life might thrive deep in the earth’s mantle,far from oxygen but in the presence of water. This has fascinating implications for the chances of life on other planets, not to mention the implications for our own planet…



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