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Life Is Thriving 2,600 Feet Beneath The Seafloor

Life Is Thriving 2,600 Feet Beneath The Seafloor

You won’t see many living things above the ocean surface hundreds of miles southeast of Madagascar—an albatross or the occasional fishing vessel may break up the hours of solitude. But beneath the surface, lava from Earth’s mantle has uplifted a long, underwater mountain range with a flat top extending 5…

Dark Splotches On Venus Could Be Signs Of Life

Dark Splotches On Venus Could Be Signs Of Life

Venus, with its crushing atmospheric pressure and scorching surface temperatures, seems an unlikely place for life to take hold. But while the surface of this planet remains completely inhospitable, Venus’ atmosphere may be capable of harbouring microbial life, according to new research.