A sort of black fungi that eats radiation was found contained in the Chernobyl nuclear reactor.
In 1991, the unusual fungi was discovered rising up the partitions of the reactor, which baffled scientists as a result of excessive, radiation-heavy atmosphere.
Researchers finally realized that not solely was the fungi impervious to the lethal radiation, it appeared to be drawn to it.
A decade later, researchers tested a few of the fungi and decided that it had a considerable amount of the pigment melanin — which can be discovered, amongst different locations, within the pores and skin of people.
Folks with darker pores and skin tones are inclined to have rather more melanin, which is understood to soak up mild and dissipate ultraviolet radiation in pores and skin.
Nevertheless in fungi, it reportedly absorbed radiation and transformed it into some sort of chemical vitality for development.
In a 2008 paper, Ekaterina Dadachova, then of the Albert Einstein School of Medication in New York, famous that the fungi drawn to radiation are unlikely to be the primary examples of their type.
“Giant portions of extremely melanized fungal spores have been present in early Cretaceous interval deposits when many species of animals and vegetation died out. This era coincides with Earth’s crossing the “magnetic zero” ensuing within the lack of its “shield” in opposition to cosmic radiation,” the paper’s introduction states.
The fungi point out that there might be locations within the cosmos — which we’re unaware of — the place organisms might reside in radiation-filled environments.