Can life exist under ice?
Science says yes.
Life has been discovered below an ice-covered lake in Antarctica.
“It’s the first time sub-glacial lake sediment has been studied,” said David Pearce of University of Northumbria.
Environmentalists have found that life can thrive under such extreme, closed-off conditions as that of ice. With that, the potential of life on other planets seems even more possible.
At the bottom of Lake Hodgson, 305 feet deep, life was found. The water was once was covered in 1,600 feet of ice. Now just 10 to 13 feet of ice remain atop the lake, but regardless— underneath it lies life that dates back 100,000 years.
Fossilized fragments of DNA from many types of microbes have been found in the cold, dark isolation that severely lacks nutrients. Scientists wonder what they'll discover next.
If life can exist under ice, where else do you think it could be?