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Surviving on Volcanic Gas

Discovery News reports that “Wisps of volcanic gas, rather than photosynthesis, may energize rare microbes eking out an existence on the Martian-like flanks of the tallest volcanoes in South America’s Atacama Desert. This newly discovered handful of bacteria, fungi and rudimentary organisms called archaea [roughly 80 micrometers, or 10-5 meters in diameter and 200-600 micrometers, [...]

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Nanobes

Some scientists believe that nanobes are the smallest living organisms.  They are 20-150 billionths of a meter (10-12 to 10-13), and smaller than any known bacteria, spore or other single-celled organism. In 2004, a team at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnestota presented four years of research on nanobes.  They claimed that they may cause [...]

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