Earth’s Deep Life Biosphere –“A Subterranean Galapagos”

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Life in Deep Earth totals 15 to 23 billion tons of carbon — hundreds of times more than humans. “Even in dark and energetically challenging conditions, intraterrestrial ecosystems have uniquely evolved and persisted over millions of years,” observed Fumio Inagaki, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology. “Expanding our knowledge of deep life will inspire new insights into planetary habitability, leading us to understand why life emerged on our planet and whether life persists in the Martian subsurface and other celestial bodies.”


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