An incidental discovery happens to seen by a scientist finishing his Ph.D. A very unusual thing happens for only those who are curious in every living things. It’s a tale that has all the trappings of a cult 1960′s sci-fi movie.
Ancient salt crystals have been brought back by Scientists. They dug up deep below Death Valley for climate research. A young, unknown researcher takes a second look at the 34,000-year-old crystals and discovers, trapped inside, something strange. Something … alive. The sparkling crystals are carefully packed away until, years later that that scientist curiosity takes the second look and found the said thing.
Brian Schubert said (the one who discovered ancient bacteria living within tiny, fluid-filled chambers inside the salt crystals), “It was actually a very big surprise to me.”
Salt crystals grow very quickly, imprisoning whatever happens to be floating living or non living, nearby inside tiny bubbles just a few microns across, akin to naturally made, miniature snow-globes.
Tim Lowenstein, a professor in the geology department at Binghamton University and Schubert’s advisor at the time also said, “It’s permanently sealed inside the salt, like little time capsules.”
Schubert, now an assistant researcher at the University of Hawaii, said the bacteria – a salt-loving sort still found on Earth today – were shrunken and small, and suspended in a kind of hibernation state.
Schubert told Our Amazing Planet, “They’re alive, but they’re not using any energy to swim around, they’re not reproducing. “He added “They’re not doing anything at all except maintaining themselves.”
Discovering things like this in the our past makes me realize how amazing God really is, for things like this wont be existed if it’s not to him who made everything.