Image of the Day: NASA Discovers New Life Form

NASA has discovered a new life form completely unlike anything else on Earth.

Nasa has discovered a new life form that "doesn't share the building blocks of anything currently living on planet Earth," writes Gizmodo.

All life on Earth is made of six components: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur. Every being, from the smallest amoeba to the largest whale, share the same life stream. Our DNA blocks are all the same.

But not this one. This one is completely different. Discovered in the poisonous Mono Lake, California, this bacteria is made of arsenic, something that was thought to be completely impossible. While she and other scientists theorized that this could be possible, this is the first discovery. The implications of this discovery are enormous to our understanding of life itself and the possibility of finding beings in other planets that don’t have to be like planet Earth.


Apparently this means everything we know about life needs to be revisited.

We can learn more at NASA's press conference today at 2:00 p.m.