New Life Form Discovered

Hours before the NASA press conference today, a story from a Dutch News website states NASA has discovered a new life form.

In Mono Lake, a toxic lake in California, NASA has discovered new life form. It is a type of bacteria. Normal life in Mono Lake is almost impossible. It is full of arsenic. The microbe found has different characteristics than all other life on earth.

All life on Earth is made of six components: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur.


The life form NASA discovered in the Mono Lake, California (which is poisonous), this bacteria is made of arsenic, something that was thought to be completely impossible. The implications of this discovery are monumental to our understanding of life itself. It also increases the possibility of finding other forms of life on other planets that do not have the same building blocks that we do.

Something almost humorous, ironic, and just strange is the 2001 movie Evolution staring David Duchovny and Julianne Moore was about an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving ever since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor. That organism was made of arsenic also.

Make sure to tune into NASAs press conference today at 2PM EST. Click here for more information on the news conference.

Tim Martin is a Technology specialist, who gives us insights into the technology and software that helps us to get through our day. Technology is everywhere, an increasingly pervasive part of our lives. Tim helps us make sense of it in many ways.