posted on Aug, 16 2003 @ 05:54 AM
An organism has been discovered that can thrive at a record-breaking 121 Celsius.
The single-celled microbe grows at higher temperatures than any other known lifeform, according to scientists in the United States.
Many of the planets that we see out there have very harsh environments. But this microbe has now proven that life is able to survive and flourish
under rough conditions.
We always conject that alien life would have the same physical attributes as our own.
This discovery opens up a new direction to explore. Maybe there could be more advanced forms of life in our Universe who rely on extremes of
temperature that we would be unable to exist with.