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We once thought nothing could live in boiling hot temperatures. We were wrong. Methanopyrus kandleri is one of the most extreme creatures on Earth. It survives in 252°F temperatures in vents on the ocean floor. It is part of a group of single-celled organisms called archaea. Archaea have also been found in hot springs, oil wells, and soil.
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