The small patch in the middle of the image is Aulacomnium turgidum, a type of bryophyte plant. Researchers in the Canadian Arctic say they are surprised the bryophytes were still green, even after being covered by ice. Courtesy of Caroline La Farge hide caption

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From the May 29, 2013, 'Morning Edition': NPR's Joe Palca reports on the discovery
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