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Prof: We are snot alone (yes you read it right).

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posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 08:53 AM
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For hundreds of years man has gazed at the stars and wondered whether life might exist on other parts of our solar system. Over the past few decades, however, a series of spectacular space missions and remarkable discoveries at home have suggested to many scientists that Earth may not be the only place in our solar system to harbour life.


Deep in the Mexican jungle there is a cave called the Cueva de Villa Luz. It is full of hydrogen sulphide, a gas that smells like rotten eggs and, in high concentrations, is lethal to humans. Inside the cave strange life-forms have been discovered called Snotties - so named because they resemble drops from a cold nose! They do not need sunlight to survive. Instead they eat the sulphur and warm, volcanically heated water and produce battery acid as a waste product. They are members of a class of life-forms called extremophiles.


Source: www.thesun.co.uk...

Wow. The scientific minds we are blessed with. Seriously. A lot of the questions we hope to have answered in Space may just be able to be answered here. Great read. Enjoy.




posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 10:44 AM
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As much as you are right and I think this is very interesting.

Snoties I have seen on the discovery channel about 2 years ago.
The scientist that talked about them specialised in extremophiles.

Her name was Rothschild.



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by anon72


Deep in the Mexican jungle there is a cave called the Cueva de Villa Luz. It is full of hydrogen sulphide, a gas that smells like rotten eggs and, in high concentrations, is lethal to humans. Inside the cave strange life-forms have been discovered called Snotties - so named because they resemble drops from a cold nose! They do not need sunlight to survive. Instead they eat the sulphur and warm, volcanically heated water and produce battery acid as a waste product. They are members of a class of life-forms called extremophiles.




Anon72, great thread -is there anywhere those cheeky extremophiles don't live?

I don't know if you've seen the footage from inside another Mexican cave (Cueva de los Cristales) but they've also found them down there.



The Deadliest place on Earth? Surviving Cueva de los Cristales


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Cheers.



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 11:50 AM
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GREAT PIC. Now that is somewhere I would like to climb into.

Do you know if the look in the pic is common place in caves in Mexico (or anywhere else). We have some large caves in PA but only the up or down hangers.

I have never seen anything like that. Thank you.



posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 05:30 AM
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Hey Anon, thanks for the reply -it certainly is a very impressive sight to behold and I think that's the only place of its type they've found (so far).

There's more info at the link and it's said they are going to reflood the caves to preserve the crystals -I'm sure the extremophiles will be OK though.


Cheers.

P.S. There's some other good cave pics at this link.



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