NASA is set to deliver an important press conference today, but hours before, news has leaked they’ll be announcing the discovery of a new form of life – one that doesn’t share biological building blocks of anything currently living on Earth, Wired reports. NASA scientist Felisa Wolfe Simon will announce they’ve found a bacteria whose DNA is alien to what we know. Discovered in the poisonous Mono Lake in California, it’s made of arsenic, which was thought to be impossible. The press conference is to take place at 2 pm Eastern.
NASA finds entirely new form of life
Doesn’t share building blocks of anything on Earth
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