BBC News - Deep Canadian mine yields ancient water:
""There are similar waters in South Africa with almost identical chemistry that are tens of millions of years old, and they contain microbes that have adapted to that environment," explained Prof Chris Ballentine from Manchester University.
"These are microbes that can survive on the energy from the natural water-rock interactions," he told BBC News.
A positive identification had fascinating implications for our understanding of how life evolved on the early Earth and where it could exist underground today on other planets, such as Mars, Prof Ballentine added."
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