Microbe found two miles under Greenland ice is reawakened from a 120,000-year sleep
"Studying these bacteria can provide insights into how cells can survive and even grow under extremely harsh conditions, such as temperatures down to -56C, little oxygen, low nutrients, high pressure and limited space."
- Dr Jennifer Loveland-Curtze, researcher
A tiny purple bug that has been buried under nearly two miles of ice for 120,000 years has been revived in a lab.
The unusual bacterium was found deep within a Greenland ice sheet and scientists believe it holds clues to how life might survive on other planets.