Scientists Have Revived Mysterious Lifeforms Found Trapped Inside Enormous Underground Crystals

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In a strange and magical cave deep beneath the town of Naica in Chihuahua, Mexico, NASA researchers are investigating bizarre crystals that have formed underground over millennia. Then, when the team return to the surface, they discover something incredible inside the sparkling formations: organisms that have come back to life after many thousands of years.

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Ever since its founding in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has worked to further mankind’s understanding of the universe. And from the first manned mission to the Moon to the wonders of the Hubble Space Telescope, the agency has overseen many successes over the years.

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However, one mission that continues to challenge NASA is the hunt for life on other worlds. At the end of the 1960s, the agency began lending its expertise to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). This is the collective name for a group of scientific endeavors that strive to find signs of alien civilizations.

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