Shy Bacterium Lives in Hostile Environment
Researchers are studying an unusual bacterium to understand the possiblity of extraterrestrial life. Alien life forms might have something in common with the Desulforudis audaxviator, which lives nearly 2 miles underground in 140 degree Fahrenheit water in South Africa. Living without oxygen, sunlight, or organic materials, it gets its energy from radioactive uranium. It’s nuclear powered!