A Giant Colony of Microorganisms Is Surviving in Deep Below the Earth’s Surface


Mother Earth has billions of living organisms surviving on the surface. But have you ever thought what is present under the surface of the planet? Recently, a wide-spread and the interlaced network of micro-organisms has been located in deep biosphere of Earth. The underground ecosystem of bacteria and multiple-cells organisms are spreading all of human life on the planet. If we scale the colony, it measures twice the size of the world’s oceans. The researchers of Deep Carbon Observatory were functioning on the study from a decade. The group of scientists consists of more than 1,000 researchers from 52 different nations across the world.

The Deep Carbon Observatory traced the strange, colony of wildlife in Earth’s deep biosphere. According to the study, the network resides in-between Earth’s surface and core. Researchers used a drill to hole the seabed. After drilling 2.5 km of the surface, they found hidden forests of deep line. They suspect that the giant network exists from millions of years. Researchers call them “zombies”, because they can survive with very less nutrition and no sunlight. Moreover, the organisms live at very amazing temperatures. Researchers estimate this giant colony is teeming with micro-organisms between 15 billion and 23 billion. There are million tons of micro-organisms, which weigh a hundred times of the combined weight of every human being on Earth.

The team disclosed their finding before the annual conference of American Geophysical Union. Thus, on Monday, the Deep Carbon Observatory group detailed different transformational findings that highlighted the existence of life in deep Earth. Karen Lloyd, an associate professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, said it’s like finding a whole new treasure of life on Earth. However, the life within the Earth is more than the life on its surface. Lloyd also said that the remarkable thing for him is that some organisms can survive for more than thousands of years. Also, they are metabolically active in such hard conditions. According to researchers, the ‘subterranean Galapagos’, involved three different types of living organisms. So there are archaea, bacteria, and eukarya spread in the biosphere. Scientists also claim that the finding is likely to change our perspective on the tree of life.

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