WONDER #2655: Are There Ancient Viruses Trapped in Glaciers?
Question 1 of 3
In 2015, scientists found 28 new virus genuses in a glacier in ____________.
Question 2 of 3
In places like Siberia, and Alaska, viruses and bacteria may be escaping from thawed ______________.
Question 3 of 3
What was the main idea of this Wonder?
- Ancient viruses and bacteria frozen in ice may be released or lost to time as the ice melts due to rising temperatures.
- Places like Siberia and Alaska have permafrost due to very low year-round temperatures.
- Scientists find new species of microbes every day.
- Bacteria caused a2016 outbreak of Anthrax in Siberia.
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