Life exists where no one thought it could.
About six hundred feet below the ice of Antarctica, in a place where no light even exists, NASA found something that shocked them.
They found a strange new life form (no not this life form) – a Lyssianasid amphipod, a shrimp-like organism that has now changed our beliefs on where and how life forms can live.
The creature (seen in orange above) measures only about three inches long, but it’s shaken NASA to the core.
A research team had deployed a video camera to capture the first-ever picture of the underside of an ice shelf and accidentally discovered the little swimmer.
“We were operating on the presumption that nothing’s there,” said NASA’s Robert Bindschadler. “It was a shrimp you’d enjoy having on your plate.”
Hey, it’s a new life form. Let’s eat it.
“We were just gaga over it,” he said.
The Lyssianasid amphipod could change everything. We may now see expeditions into harsh environments where scientists previously thought there was no life, and no only here on Earth. This could change the way we think about the Moon, Mars, and the rest of our universe.
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