Subglacial lake has confirmed life – Is Atlas Fracture scenario real?
Scientists of the WISSARD expedition to drill into the subglacial Lake Whillans in Antarctica have now confirmed that early tests show there is biological life — bacteria and other microbes — living in the lake far under the Antarctic ice sheet. Further testing is required to determine what the microbes are and if they could pose a threat to those organisms living on the surface(!).
Seems like some of the scariest elements of my upcoming thriller The Atlas Fracture are proving alarmingly possible!
Image courtesy Dr. Alberto Behar, JPL/ASU