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Mystery swirls around life found in Antarctic lake
03-11-2013, 10:08 PM #1
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Quote:A Russian scientist over the weekend dismissed the claims of his colleagues that water pulled from a lake buried for millions of years beneath Antarctica contained a strange new form of microbial life.

But on Monday, those colleagues insisted that the bacterium they have discovered doesn't fall into any known categories.

The tiny creature in question came from a sample of water pulled by a team of Russian scientists from lake Vostok in February, 2012, after more than two decades of drilling, a major achievement hailed by scientists around the world. Vostok likes buried beneath Antarctica and hasn't been exposed to air or light in millions of years. One goal of the dig was to see whether some strange creatures lurked in that darkness.

Such a life form could lead to insights as to what forms life might take on other planets, as well as adding to our knowledge of the varied shapes organisms take here on Earth. On Thursday, Sergei Bulat, a researcher at the Laboratory of Eukaryote Genetics at the St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, claimed victory.

“After excluding all known contaminants … we discovered bacterial DNA that does not match any known species listed in global databanks. We call it unidentified and 'unclassified' life,” Bulat said, according to a story on Russian news wire Ria Novosti.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/03/1...z2NGAZSBbC

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03-11-2013, 10:15 PM #2
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I cant wait to see what else we discover here on our own planet. I say we forget space exploration until we fully understand our own planet, and the life forms here befor worrying about what else is out there. so excited to se what come of this discovery

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03-11-2013, 10:16 PM #3
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(03-11-2013, 10:15 PM)jason doom Wrote:  I cant wait to see what else we discover here on our own planet. I say we forget space exploration until we fully understand our own planet, and the life forms here befor worrying about what else is out there. so excited to se what come of this discovery


Space exploration could open many doors of knowledge about our own planet. Space exploration is an important part of that process.
03-11-2013, 10:20 PM #4
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(03-11-2013, 10:16 PM)JollyRoger Wrote:  
(03-11-2013, 10:15 PM)jason doom Wrote:  I cant wait to see what else we discover here on our own planet. I say we forget space exploration until we fully understand our own planet, and the life forms here befor worrying about what else is out there. so excited to se what come of this discovery


Space exploration could open many doors of knowledge about our own planet. Space exploration is an important part of that process.

Indeed.. I am very much looking forward to seeing what, if anything, comes of the recent asteroid mining talk..

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03-11-2013, 10:24 PM #5
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03-11-2013, 10:28 PM #6
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(03-11-2013, 10:24 PM)Octo Wrote:  Doom over according to this:

http://kritterbox.com/showthread.php?tid...7#pid88217

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Oh.. I didn't see the other thread.. maybe merge it if you don't mind.. this was just posted today on foxnews.. was in the science section of google news.

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03-11-2013, 10:29 PM #7
jason doom Member
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at what coast though is space exploration worth the damage done to our ozone?not like they've progressed with the way we get into space ...in what 50 years ? nor is the information shared , we are just now getting some of the information declassified from the original Apollo missions ..its like the governments just wanted to control the skys, a push for power and war supremacy .. seems like a waste of funds, life , and time .

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03-11-2013, 10:46 PM #8
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(03-11-2013, 10:08 PM)Mister Kitters Wrote:  From article:

Quote:A Russian scientist over the weekend dismissed the claims of his colleagues that water pulled from a lake buried for millions of years beneath Antarctica contained a strange new form of microbial life.

But on Monday, those colleagues insisted that the bacterium they have discovered doesn't fall into any known categories.

The tiny creature in question came from a sample of water pulled by a team of Russian scientists from lake Vostok in February, 2012, after more than two decades of drilling, a major achievement hailed by scientists around the world. Vostok likes buried beneath Antarctica and hasn't been exposed to air or light in millions of years. One goal of the dig was to see whether some strange creatures lurked in that darkness.

Such a life form could lead to insights as to what forms life might take on other planets, as well as adding to our knowledge of the varied shapes organisms take here on Earth. On Thursday, Sergei Bulat, a researcher at the Laboratory of Eukaryote Genetics at the St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, claimed victory.

“After excluding all known contaminants … we discovered bacterial DNA that does not match any known species listed in global databanks. We call it unidentified and 'unclassified' life,” Bulat said, according to a story on Russian news wire Ria Novosti.


This might not be good...

I've seen this story before...

The original novella was "Who goes there?"

The first movie was "The Thing from Another World".

The remake with Kirk Russell was just called, "The Thing".

I read the novella first and didn't like the movies nearly as well...


All I can say is I hope they have airdropped the flamethrowers and supercharged cattle prods because they might need them...



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