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Contact: Zeke Barlow
Virginia Tech

Thermal Life

Caption: Scientists studying methane-producing microbes, like the ones found in deep-sea hydrothermal vents, discovered that a protein critical to photosynthesis likely developed on Earth long before oxygen became available.

Credit: Virginia Tech

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