15,000-Year-Old Viruses Were Pulled From a Tibetan Glacier | Gizmodo

017d96a9db0c91ff9b393be6da1f2211 15,000-Year-Old Viruses Were Pulled From a Tibetan Glacier | Gizmodo

A team of microbiologists studying glacier ice in Tibet found 33 different viruses dating back to the Pleistocene in the core samples they pulled up. They suspect that the viral communities may have been active on glacier surfaces before being frozen and that some may be active even within the ice cores.

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