• TimeSquirrel
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    132 months ago

    life needs light

    Sea floor extremophiles: exist

    Enceladus’ core likely interacts with the ocean through hydrothermal vents, similar to structures found on Earth’s ocean floor. These vents are believed to have played a role in the origin of life on our planet.

    There are lifeforms on Earth that still live off these vents.

    • @[email protected]
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      62 months ago

      Right, life needs energy. On earth, that’s most often from sunlight, but there are magma vent extremophiles using heat, and there are fungi that use nuclear radiation.