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Heavy metal diet: Meteorite-consuming microbes could offer clues on how life formed on Earth

Heavy metal diet: Meteorite-consuming microbes could offer clues on how life formed on Earth Meteorites may not sound appetizing, but for one strange microbe they’re breakfast, lunch and dinner. The creature’s bizarre eating habits could help unlock mysteries about how early life forms endured harsh conditions on Earth. Metallosphaera sedula, a highly resilient microbe able to withstand extreme temperatures and highly acidic environments, can survive solely on a diet of space rocks, new research published in Scientific Reports has found.…

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