Unknown class of bacteria found under ice crust of Antarctic lake

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posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 12:05 PM
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I apologize in advance as there is not too much to this story yet. The samples taken last May will arrive in the lab to be further tested and confirmed.


Tests of water samples from Antarctica's Lake Vostok have yielded a completely new class of bacteria, a Russian scientist has told reporters. The frozen samples were brought up from under the Antarctic ice in May 2012. Sergei Bulat of St. Petersburg’s Nuclear Physics Institute said they collected a core sample of water frozen into the borehole. He said the probe contained bacteria that didn’t belong to any known phyla, which is the next ranking above a class in size. In May, the samples will be brought to the lab by the Akademik Feodorov icebreaker to confirm the discovery. Voice of Russia, RIA


Wow! This is really exciting, reminds me of Jurassic Park

Lets just hope these are "friendly bacteria" and nothing that can harm us. (mostly joking)
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posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 12:11 PM
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Sorry to be the damp squib
Already posted here



posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 12:11 PM
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It is exciting news, however there is a thread already posted about this topic which Ive read all about it. Unless this is a second discovery.



posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 12:13 PM
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Thanks, I couldn't find that thread to begin with.
edit on 7-3-2013 by Tindalos2013 because: mice ate my homework.



posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 12:23 PM
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quaerite et invenietis.

Isnt this what they wanted in the first place? It was bound to happen...



posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 12:24 PM
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No worries, thanks for the link



posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 12:28 PM
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Originally posted by Tindalos2013
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Thanks, I couldn't find that thread to begin with.
edit on 7-3-2013 by Tindalos2013 because: mice ate my homework.


I've had the same problem with the new search engine as well
Had a massive face palm





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