Deepest aquatic animals [Underground]
Last updated: October 1, 2017 at 23:50 pm
Scientists discovered 17 species of animals, including worms, rotifers and copepods, living in water trapped in rock up to 1.4 km (4,600 ft) underground in two South African gold mines in 2012 and 2013. The discovery suggests that life could be found deep underground on other planets and moons in our solar system
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