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The first sample area was a spot called Robinson Ridge in Wilkes Land.
The second was a desolate stretch called Adams Flat in Princess Elizabeth Land.
These unassuming-looking invertebrates continuously regenerate their own cells, and are thought to be able to live forever under the right conditions.
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