Life Deep Beneath the Ocean Floor Bodes Well for Aliens

This is a new low, even for life on Earth — geologists have found bacteria living 1.6 kilometers beneath the ocean floor, twice as deep as ever recorded before. The simple bugs (one cell pictured, at the end of the arrow) are related to the ones found at deep sea hydrothermal vents, but they represent a stunning new… » 5/24/08 5:12pm 5/24/08 5:12pm