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16-foot-long life forms discovered in underground crystals are brought back to life by NASA’s Astrobiology Institute.

Penelope Boston is a member of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute who spent years studying the Naica Mine in Chihuahua in Mexico. She first mistaken numerous shots taken from within the mine, which showed gigantic gypsum crystals, for photoshopped photos.

Inside that crystal, she discovered microscopic bugs in a state known as “geolatency,” in which living beings may persist for incredibly long periods of time. Scientists discovered over 100 different species inside the crystal, the bulk of which were bacteria.

It’s worth noting that the cave is located near a big amount of lava, which causes temperatures to reach 60 degrees. Few animals or lifeforms would be able to survive in such conditions.

It turns out, however, that some of them were able to adapt to the situation. Some of these creatures may reach a length of 16 feet.

Currently, NASA is concerned about the prospect of these organisms returning to Earth if humans send spacecraft to other planets and returns one day.

Despite the fact that we don’t know much about them owing to government cover-ups, some people believe these animals are extraterrestrial in origin.

Check out the video below and let us know your thoughts.