🦠 Vampire Viruses
Scientists saw how some viruses use other viruses to make more of themselves, kind of like vampires in movies.
🔬 Spy Under the Microscope
They used a microscope to watch a tiny virus (the 'satellite') grab onto a bigger virus (the 'helper') to help it grow.
🧬 Virus Hug
Imagine a virus like a backpack that clings to another virus to travel together inside a bacteria.
👀 First Time Spotted
This is the very first time anyone has seen something like this.
🧪 Lots of Hugs Found
In a test, they found that nearly all the big viruses had a little virus on their 'neck'.
🔄 Best Buddies for Ages
These two viruses have probably been doing this together for a really long time, maybe even 100 million years.
🧫 Virus Family Secrets
By looking at their genes, scientists discovered that these viruses work together in a special way to survive.