The scientists have discovered a strange bacteria that can use arsenic as its nutrients. This discovery has widen the scope of finding new forms of of life on earth and beyond. After finding this unusual bacteria on Earth researchers say that there are possibilities of life beyond because it can live without six major elements i.e. carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur.

Researchers found that the bacteria, discovered in Mono Lake, California, is able to continue to grow after substituting arsenic for phosphorous,

This research is showing that there are very bright chances of life beyond the earth and also suggests that there could be other ways to form life. It also tells that there is not only the way of forming life as it was in early days of earth.

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