Arsenic-Eating Bacteria Opens New Possibilities For Alien Life

Moffett Field CA (SPX) Dec 2, 2010 One of the basic assumptions about life on Earth may be due for a revision. Scientists have discovered a type of bacteria that thrives on poisonous arsenic, potentially opening up a new pathway for life on Earth and other planets. If you thumb through an introductory biology textbook, you’ll notice that six elements dominate the chemistry of life. Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen are

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