Life finally found in Antarctic subglacial lake

…in surprising concentrations 1/10 of what’s normally found in ocean sediment. The lake has not seen the light of day in 4 million years and is under intense pressure, temperatures averaging -4* C.

In Petri dishes, the bacteria show a really good growth rate

This is from Lake Whillans on the Ross Ice Shelf. If life can later be found in Lake Vostok it would give an exponential increase to the possibility of life existing on Enceladus, Europa, and even Mars.

In Petri dishes, the bacteria show a really good growth rate.

Wait, wait I read this book… Ah yes! Starfish.

No need for that degree of pessimism. They could also be Shoggoth spores.