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A nematode (eukaryote) in a biofilm of microorganisms. This unidentified nematode (Poikilolaimus sp.) from Kopanang gold mine in South Africa, lives 1.4 km below the surface. Image courtesy of Gaetan Borgonie (Extreme Life Isyensya, Belgium).

Scientists uncover massive, diverse ecosystem deep beneath Earth’s surface

Many scientists believe that life exists deep beneath the Earth's surface, not only changing what we know about life but also how we might...