Our planet is full of life, but it is not always on the surface. A recent study has shown that most living organisms live beneath the Earth’s surface. This opens up new possibilities for studying biological processes and the development of life on our planet.
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen found that bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms live at depths of 5 to 10 kilometers underground. This means that the underground world may be more diverse and complex than we thought.
One of the main reasons why so much life is hidden underground is that there it is protected from external conditions such as extreme temperatures, radiation and dryness. What’s more, some microorganisms can survive in conditions that would be deadly to most life on the surface.
One of the most exciting aspects of this discovery is that it could have important implications for the search for life in space. If life can exist in such extreme conditions underground, then perhaps it can exist on other planets in our galaxy.
Research also shows that microorganisms underground play an important role in our planet’s ecosystems. They can help improve soil and water quality and reduce pollution.
Despite all these discoveries, we still know very little about life underground. But with new technologies and research methods, scientists hope to learn more about how life develops and survives in these environments.