Highly preserved baby horse found in permafrost

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Perfectly preserved foal that died 30,000 to 40,000 years ago
The details are amazing, it makes the Ice Man look like the mummy it is. The smallest hairs and body details survived quite well. One can only wonder what the most unexpected find might be as the permafrost continues to melt. Anything could be buried there. It was found in the bottom of the Siberian Batagaika crater, measures 1 kilometer long by 100 meters deep. It opened up in the 1960s but has a very unstable interior. It could have up to 200,000 years of frozen time but apparently because of the unstable condition it is not easy to see what happened.

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The horse is cool. The revived anthrax and 42000 year old worms just scream zombie apocalypse or perhaps worldwide Spanish flu type pandemic.
 

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Perfectly preserved foal that died 30,000 to 40,000 years ago
The details are amazing, it makes the Ice Man look like the mummy it is. The smallest hairs and body details survived quite well. One can only wonder what the most unexpected find might be as the permafrost continues to melt. Anything could be buried there. It was found in the bottom of the Siberian Batagaika crater, measures 1 kilometer long by 100 meters deep. It opened up in the 1960s but has a very unstable interior. It could have up to 200,000 years of frozen time but apparently because of the unstable condition it is not easy to see what happened.

History of Batagaika crater
Its an extinct species of Horse . I wonder what shape the cellular DNA. maybe they could use it to review the species?
 

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The horse is cool. The revived anthrax and 42000 year old worms just scream zombie apocalypse or perhaps worldwide Spanish flu type pandemic.
Given the anthrax spore revival that killed the Rain deer , that's not a pleasant thought. :(
 

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The ice has locked a lot of stuff up besides the water. The northern permafrost is the size of an ocean and up to 1500 meters deep. Hardly anyone has heard about the permafrost in the southern hemisphere. A Pandora's box we didn't make, at the most maybe 1 percent of it we did. 200,000 years of spores are unimaginable. The resulting bacteria will fall across a range that extends from ill effects, to no effects, to good effects for all living things and even geochemical cycles. Nice if it was a bell curve, but the curve could be upside down.

Ice has structural integrity only when it is frozen solid. Cracks and internal moisture immediately cause a reversal of the integrity of the physical structures which might cause our estimates of how long it will stand up to be dramatically way off base. The permafrost is in low areas so it is hard to see it falling apart until it opens up on the surface. I have a feeling that glaciers will stand up on mushy ice riding on underground rivers and lakes for only so long and they will fall down without a moments notice.

All of this could provide a treasure trove of subjects to write about if we stop trying to write about things that are a million miles away. It is similar in a way to the situation writers faced during the past 200 years when trying to integrate progress into their imaginations of what life could be like. For the longest time only good things were imagined. I think it reached a point where people didn't want to write about the future on Earth because they couldn't see anything good happening in their best extrapolations. Eventually fantasy filled the airwaves and everyone was happy.

Unlike technology, the melting ice seems to offer nothing good, it would take a lot of spinning. Plenty of fresh water we need but can't get our hands on. Genes that might be beneficial to prolonging life hiding in an ocean of mud. I have a feeling that the subject comes out clear as mud, and will only be seen as zombies floundering around in seas of mud.
 

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The potential for a Pandemic is there, theses microbes have been frozen in the ground for tens of thousands. of years and large segments of the Earth's population may have not have immunity to them.
 

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