Researchers may have spotted deepest life on earth

January 14, 2015 3:15 PM

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Researchers may have spotted deepest life on earth

Life has a way of persisting in the unlikeliest of places—not just in the ocean's deepest spot, the Mariana Trench, but possibly even miles below the Earth's surface.

Following up on a Yale grad student's initial fieldwork dating back to 1997, researchers from the university are exploring a beach outcrop on Lopez Island in northwestern Washington state for signs of life that might have thrived 12 miles below ground.

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