Penelope Boston is a key member of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute and spent many years researching Mexico’s Naica Mine near Chihuahua. She first mistook several photos shot from within the mine, which included massive gypsum crystals, for photo-shopped images.
She discovered small bugs in a condition called “geolatency” inside that crystal, a state in which live creatures may survive for extremely extended periods of time. Inside the crystal, scientists identified over 100 distinct species, the majority of which were bacteria.
It should be noted that the cave is situated near a large quantity of lava, causing temperatures to approach 60 degrees. Few creatures or lifeforms could live under such settings.
However, it turns out that some of them were able to adjust to the circumstances. Some of these critters may grow up to 16 feet in length.
At the present, NASA is concerned about the possibility of these creatures returning to Earth if humans one-day launch spacecraft to other planets and back.
Some beliefs say that these creatures are extraterrestrial in origin, despite the fact that we don’t know much about them due to government cover-ups.
Take a look at the video below and let us know what you think.