Scientists announced today that they have discovered a form of bacteria living in The United States in California's Mono Lake that can thrive largely on arsenic, an element generally considered toxic to humans!!
All life on Earth is made of six components: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur, but THIS bacteria uses arsenic instead of phosphorus...
"Life as we know it requires particular chemical elements and excludes others. But are those the only options? How different could life be? The microbes and bacterium strain we have found named GFAJ-1 are now pointing to new life and expand what could be living out there."
Let the invasion of aliens begin?!