An international team of researchers has identified a peculiar population of cyanobacteria living within rocks deep below Earth’s surface—a surprising discovery given that cyanobacteria require sunlight to survive. Or so scientists thought.
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It's generally agreed that some kind of microbe will be the first form of life we discover on another planet, moon or other space rock. But hardly anyone thinks we'll find an alien virus, which is weird, given how prolific and successful these biological entities are on Earth. A new study seeks to correct this oversight, calling for an entirely new discipline known as "astrovirology".