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NASA Finds New Life December 2, 2010

Posted by Sarah in Uncategorized.
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Stop what you’re doing, right now, and check this out.

NASA scientist Felisa Wolfe Simon has discovered a microbe with a different molecular structure than all life on Earth. While our molecules are made of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorus, these single-celled organisms use arsenic in place of phosphorus. Its DNA is different from the DNA of all other life. This is the most alien creature we know.

The official announcement and live video is here.

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