Earth Specimen Could Prove Existence of Life on Other Planets

A glacier in the High Arctic could hold an important clue to whether or not life exists on other planets.

According to CBC News, Geologist Benoit Beauchamp stumbled across a glacier during an oil hunting expedition that contained bacteria that adapted to a harsh cold environment.

So what does this have to do with ET? Well, if this bacteria can live in such cold, sub-zero temperatures, that means life could exist on planets like Jupiter’s moon, Europa, where the temperatures are just as cold.

The expedition is being funded by NASA and the Canadian Space Agency, which starts June 21.


  1. rachael
    August 3rd, 2006 | 11:00 pm

    thanks im using this for info for a debate in my class. haha cool

  2. tilly
    August 3rd, 2006 | 11:03 pm

    sorry about my friend she is too nice
    ur website sucks!

  3. Lizzie
    August 3rd, 2006 | 11:05 pm

    thanks heaps you heled me and my friends heaps with a debate we are doing in science: There is extraterrstrial life? and we are the AGREE team hanks loads!!

  4. YMG
    February 5th, 2007 | 7:03 pm

    Thats a good point.

  5. Crystal
    February 8th, 2007 | 12:02 pm

    how interesting. Indeed Aleins have been around the earth for a long while. Even back in Egyptian times.


  6. Din
    June 14th, 2007 | 5:36 pm

    but who knows how long it will take to get humans out to Europa, let alone to find the aliens?

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