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Revisiting the Lost City

After the chance discovery of the white spires of a hydrothermal vent community in 2000, Deborah Kelley of the University of Washington and her co-workers were able to revisit the surprising site in 2003. They found a community of deep-sea dwellers that relies on hydrogen and methane, in a specialized submarine tectonic setting.

The so-called Lost City is a “white smoker,” draped in carbonate deposits, and is the first of its kind to be found so far. Kelley and her team suggest this environment opens up a new way of thinking about the origins of life on this planet and elsewhere.

Read the full story, posted online March 10.

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