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Grand Junction, Colorado


Position:
39°05’ 108°33’, elevation 1400 meters


Datemark:
March 1995

Mission:
Report on how scientists sampling deep rocks for underground microorganisms

Under Auspices of:
Earth magazine

Results:
Print article

SYPNOPSIS
A mud spattered drilling crew is taking samples of rock more than a mile below the surface. They’re looking for underground organisms that might shed light on the origins of life and may have unique properties. I visited the drill site to learn about


  • Read The Biosphere Below, published in Earth