The creature “Conan” can keep its bloodline alive for 280 million years in a barren, -80 degree Celsius alien world, 10 meters deep underground.
A team of scientists led by pathologist Michael Daly from the Uniformed Services University – USA selected 6 “exceptional” creatures on Earth and forced them to undergo the most terrible health challenge of all time.
Mars may still have life underground
Mars may still have life underground – (Photo: ESA)
Theo Scientific alert6 creatures – including Deinococcus radiodurans bacteria and Saccharomyces cerevisiae bacteria – First of all, you must prove that you are strong enough to live well in the environment… Mars with a temperature of -80 degrees Celsius, almost no water.
Not to mention that they – in dried and frozen form – are bombarded with gamma rays and protons to simulate cosmic radiation, at levels sufficiently disruptive to the building blocks of life, amino acids.
This also recreates the conditions of Mars, a planet with a fragile atmosphere and magnetosphere, such that the surface is exposed to radiation strong enough to cause the death of people within 6 months due to radiation exposure 40 to 50 times higher on Earth.
The immortal has appeared, it is Deinococcus radioduransnicknamed by scientists as “Conan bacteria”.
The data revealed Conan bacteria are capable of maintaining their lineage during a frozen state and eventually intermittent periods of resurrection for up to 1.5 million years. year if it is located 10 cm below the surface of Mars.
At a depth of 10 meters, they can survive for 280 million years.
This means that if Mars – the planet born as Earth’s perfect twin – also exists a twin version of Conan, it’s likely they’re still crawling somewhere beneath the surface.
“Although the Conan bacteria buried beneath the Martian surface could not have existed in a dormant state for 2 to 2.5 billion years – since the disappearance of water on Mars – the Martian environment is regularly modified and melts due to the impact of meteorites.” – explained Dr. Daily.
This means they are thawed intermittently at short enough intervals to produce more offspring and maintain the lineage.
Co-author, chemist Brian Hoffman from Northwestern University – USA, is cautious “good news” Hey. They believe that if Mars also has this form of life like Earth, the possibility of cross-contamination of bacteria between the two planets during space travel is a danger that must be guarded against.
But above all it is a good sign which can guide Mars reconnaissance missions such as those of ESA’s ExoMars (European Space Agency) or NASA’s life-hunting robots currently present on the planet.
The research has just been published in a scientific journal Astrobiology.
Article source: NLD
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The creature “Conan” can keep its lineage alive for 280 million years in a barren alien world, at -80 degrees Celsius, 10 m deep…