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Europe’s largest meteorite crater–home to deep ancient life

October 26, 2019 - General

Fractured rocks of impact craters have been suggested to host deep microbial communities on Earth, and potentially other terrestrial planets, yet direct evidence remains elusive. In a new study published in Nature Communications, a team of researchers shows that the largest impact crater in Europe, the Siljan impact structure, Sweden, has hosted long-term deep microbial activity.

Credit: H. Drake/Linnaeus UniversityLife thrives deep…

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