A mile under the Earth’s crust, inside the gold mines of South Africa, lie the deepest living animals on the planet. These creatures are called nematodes and they’re the tiniest multicellular worms on Earth.
The discovery of these worms thriving in extreme environments previously deemed uninhabitable has opened up clues and implications for potential, non-intelligent extraterrestrial life.
The one that Belgian zoologist Gaetan Borgonie discovered was nicknamed the “Devil Worm” because it was found over 2 miles underground at over a 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
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