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Antarctic lake's clue to alien life

The discovery of microbes thriving in the salty, sub-zero conditions of an Antarctic lake could raise the prospects for life on the Solar System's icy moons.
Researchers found a diverse community of bugs living in the lake's dark environment, at temperatures of -13C.
Furthermore, they say the lake's life forms have been sealed off from the outside world for some 2,800 years.

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Life abounds in Antarctic lake sealed under ice

It is permanently covered by a massive cap of ice up to 27 metres thick, is six times saltier than normal sea water, and at -13 C is one of the coldest aquatic environments on Earth - yet Lake Vida in Antarctica teems with life.
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