WONDER #2655: Are There Ancient Viruses Trapped in Glaciers?

Question 1 of 3

In 2015, scientists found 28 new virus genuses in a glacier in ____________.

  1. Russia
  2. Australia
  3. Greenland
  4. Tibet

Question 2 of 3

In places like Siberia, and Alaska, viruses and bacteria may be escaping from thawed ______________.

  1. rivers
  2. permafrost
  3. whirlpools
  4. mountains

Question 3 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Ancient viruses and bacteria frozen in ice may be released or lost to time as the ice melts due to rising temperatures.
  2. Places like Siberia and Alaska have permafrost due to very low year-round temperatures.
  3. Scientists find new species of microbes every day.
  4. Bacteria caused a2016 outbreak of Anthrax in Siberia.

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