Life deep inside the Earth

10.08.20225 min

How did life emerge? Does it exist beyond Earth? Researcher Cara Magnabosco is seeking answers – not on other planets, but deep underground.

In a tunnel inside the Swiss Alps she finds microbes well adapted to subsurface conditions. Some have been living there for tens of thousands of years. Magnabosco developed a passion for microbiology while attending high school in the US state of Indiana. Today, she’s an assistant professor for geo...

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