Surprises can come from anywhere – just like these caves in Naica, Mexico.
KAMI spotted (via Daily Mail) that NASA scientists explored the area and found that there were life forms inside its majestic crystals.
These life forms, called microbes, were said to be up to 50,000 years old!
Their discovery, if proven, will be testament to the fact that these creatures can survive in Earth’s extreme conditions.
This project was a result of nine years of hard work, which is headed by Penelope Boston.
She also serves as the head of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute and shared that the fairytale-like caves in Mexico aren’t the only ones she’s examining.
Her study about microbes has led her to caves in the United States, Ukraine, and a lot more where these life forms eat copper sulfate.
Before you think that going to caves where crystals reside are cold, it isn’t – Boston’s team can only work in the Naica caves for about 20 minutes before going to a cooler area.
Aren’t you amazed at their discovery? Let KAMI know what you think in the comments!
Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel here!