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Scientists revive 100-million-year old microbes from deep underground

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posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 05:47 AM
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Even if they are off a few million years this really is astounding...at least to me ! We are talking about millions of years for a bacterium to lay dormant yet still come back to life. Just feed me and stand back and watch !


In what sounds like the opening scenes of a sci-fi disaster movie, scientists have managed to revive microorganisms that have laid dormant for over 100 million years. These microbes were discovered deep beneath the seafloor, where they’ve been slumbering since the age of dinosaurs.

The sediment samples were taken 10 years ago, during an expedition to the South Pacific Gyre. Located in the huge expanse of ocean between Australia and South America, this region is the furthest from dry land you can get on this planet.

Here, the team drilled a series of sediment cores that extended 100 m (328 ft) into the seafloor, which itself lies almost 6,000 m (20,000 ft) below the ocean surface. This area is thought to be pretty lifeless due to few available nutrients, and the researchers wanted to find out.


newatlas.com...


The team found that 99.1 percent of microbes dating back to 101.5 million years ago were still alive, and started eating when food became available.


When I read stories like this I think about all the possibilities for life to exist on other planets as the bugs laid dormant for eons in some comet or asteroid.. PANSPERMIA makes sense to me




posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 06:23 AM
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originally posted by: 727Sky
Even if they are off a few million years this really is astounding...at least to me ! We are talking about millions of years for a bacterium to lay dormant yet still come back to life. Just feed me and stand back and watch !


In what sounds like the opening scenes of a sci-fi disaster movie, scientists have managed to revive microorganisms that have laid dormant for over 100 million years. These microbes were discovered deep beneath the seafloor, where they’ve been slumbering since the age of dinosaurs.

The sediment samples were taken 10 years ago, during an expedition to the South Pacific Gyre. Located in the huge expanse of ocean between Australia and South America, this region is the furthest from dry land you can get on this planet.

Here, the team drilled a series of sediment cores that extended 100 m (328 ft) into the seafloor, which itself lies almost 6,000 m (20,000 ft) below the ocean surface. This area is thought to be pretty lifeless due to few available nutrients, and the researchers wanted to find out.


newatlas.com...


The team found that 99.1 percent of microbes dating back to 101.5 million years ago were still alive, and started eating when food became available.


When I read stories like this I think about all the possibilities for life to exist on other planets as the bugs laid dormant for eons in some comet or asteroid.. PANSPERMIA makes sense to me




And when I read stories like this, I wonder if they will find a microbe that will be an ELE.



posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 06:45 AM
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Let me ask you this question:

Everyone ridiculed a doctor for saying that dna was being extracted from an alien species to produce medicines.

Would it be too far fetched of your imagination to believe that scientists could be extracting dna from these prehistoric microbes to create some sort of super drug of the future and would you class these microbes as alien in nature?

Doesn’t sound as ludicrous when it is said like that does it?



posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 06:49 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Here comes the greygoo or COVID 20.

Doomporn aside, this is actually rather interesting.



posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 07:05 AM
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a reply to: andy06shake

Does it not remind you of Jurassic park and the finding of the mosquito in the fossilised tree sap.

Reality could be more like Life, when they find the microbe in space and once activated it becomes this killer of all things.

I truly believe in the annunaki theory of creation of man but something had to live here before then and where exactly did that come from, maybe these microbes will give us the answer.

Imagine the conditions these have survived in and for so long, the pressure etc surely this is identical to some planetary environments out there. Now when we talk about e.t. We think of little green men, but the reality is if we find alien life anywhere it will be in the form of similar microbes that have been sat dormant for millions if not billions of years.

What would be interesting is what could these microbes be mutated into. Could they genetically alter if swallowed etc.

Could mr gates put it in his vaccine for example.





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posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 07:08 AM
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a reply to: EverythingsWrong

In reality, you cant just splice DNA together from other existing animals to form a dinosaur.

It just don't work that way, filling in the blanks that is.

Dinofrogs just are not quite as "riveting".

Whatever you end up with is not going to be from nature's larder so to speak.
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posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 07:11 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Should be titled "Scientists revive microbes older we guess than 50,000 years from deep underground"

Lately I can't seem to get an straight answer how any can guess the age of things older than 50,000 years



www.abovetopsecret.com...


wiki radiocarbon dating



Carbon dating is unreliable for objects older than about 30,000 years, but uranium-thorium dating may be possible for objects up to half a million years old, Dr. Zindler said.



posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 07:17 AM
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They are always looking for "novel" pathogens to bring into the lab for some gain of function studies. God forbid they find some non-terrestrial microbes to work on, but this one may be worse yet.

"The future is so bright, I have to wear shades."



posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 07:17 AM
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a reply to: andy06shake

If Darwinism is correct everything evolved from Microbes.

Let’s just say these are the things that evolved into trilobites etc. Which means our DNA must be compatible with it, if that’s where we came from. So by combining could we actually see something from the early branches of Darwinism or like you said some sort of hideous creature unlike anything that’s lived before.



posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 07:31 AM
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a reply to: EverythingsWrong

You mean Humans?

We are the epitome of a hideous creature, well from the rest of natures perspective.

I dont know where we came from, but if you subscribe to the likes of Anunnaki type idiologies, then you are nothing more than an a biological android with an incept date.

Can you handle that?

Not being Gods special choosen little creature is rather the point of contension for some, about 83% of the worlds poulation at last count.



posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 07:37 AM
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a reply to: andy06shake

Completely agree with you there my man, humans are the most hideous creature simply because of the destruction we create.

Now if the annunaki theory is correct they still needed something to genetically alter/combine.

I would love to be able to redo my whole life and concentrate on my early education to become one of these scientist that would have the ability and facility to be able to mess with this stuff but unfortunately we’ll have to wait at least 50 years before any sort of information/disinformation about experimentation or mutations surfaces.



posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 08:06 AM
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Certainly a few self loathing, "I hate humanity" type posts here, I personally find that troubling.

The "allness" attitude creates a "black and white" binary perspective that is far too simplified to be used to judge humanity. For all our perceived flaws, humans are more amazing and beautiful than they are destructive and ugly IMO.



posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 08:28 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

So tell me dear man what exactly is amazing and beautiful..........an act of kindness or love.........that is the point, shouldn’t that be the norm.

Take a trip into deep oceans, barrier reefs, deepest jungles, African wilderness or even sit atop the highest mountain and see nature at its best - equilibrium - now travel to the fringes of society - which would appear as paradise, nature at its best or what ‘man’ has created.

Intellect isn’t a beautiful amazing thing..........well maybe it is only we have used it incorrectly.

Now if every invention that we would have created would have been to enhance nature I wouldn’t need to comment but man is destructive, greedy and simply evil..........unfortunately it is what it is and we live with it but it could have been so much different.



posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 08:37 AM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: 727Sky
Should be titled "Scientists revive microbes older we guess than 50,000 years from deep underground"

Lately I can't seem to get an straight answer how any can guess the age of things older than 50,000 years


Not positive, but I believe they use the depth of the find as a clue to its age. 300 feet of silt buildup on the seafloor is probably dateable... Like tree rings, the layers on the seafloor can be counted I suspect.



posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 08:45 AM
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a reply to: ByteChanger

Completely correct, they drill down and extract the cores which give timelines of sedimentary deposits.

Back to the OP.
Do you remember when Russia drilled 2 mile down into lake Vostok, they apparently found microbes down there. I wonder if it’s the same microbes.
I also read a story about they found a shape shifting highly intelligent octopus that could mimic human but hey who knows.



posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 09:01 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky
WCGW??? (What Could Go Wrong)



posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Skip animal trails, run it through human trails and it the cure for COVID.



posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: MorpheusUSA

Yes, I'm afraid thats not how clinical drug trial procedures work.

Else you are apt to run into some unforeseen side effects like death for instance.

And why would you imagine 100-million-year old microbes would cure COVID 19?
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posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: 727Sky

As if there weren't enough plagues.

These things would normally have been left dormant forever.



posted on Jul, 29 2020 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: EverythingsWrong

I also read there was a battle between US forces, Russians, and Nazis that were hidden near lake Vostock in thermally heated caves and the Nazis unleashed a kind of bigfoot yeti onto the unsuspecting troops...



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