extremophiles

1.18.19

Dead Tardigrade Found Buried 3,200 feet-Deep in Antarctica Lake

Scientists found a carcass of the extremophile, microbial tardigrade a kilometer underground near an Antarctic lake.

12.14.18

Scientists Discover Upside-Down Lakes and Waterfalls At the Bottom of the Ocean

An ocean expedition near the Baja Peninsula revealed a strange, never-before-seen seascape teeming with life.

12.11.18

There's a 'Subterranean Galapagos' Deep Inside the Earth

“A decade ago, we had no idea that the rocks beneath our feet could be so vastly inhabited.”

9.14.18

Tiny Organisms in Earth’s Most Unlivable Places May Help Us Find Alien Life

Luke McKay, an astrobiologist and microbial ecologist, is probing the extreme limits of life on Earth to answer bigger questions about the universe.

8.8.18

These Dazzling Gemstones Are Home to Microbes

It's the first time traces of life have been found inside these precious jewels.

8.7.18

Scientists Finally Solved the Mystery of Antarctica’s Blood Falls

The blood red falls tumble out of a glacier 100 feet to a lake below.

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4.2.18

Researchers Think There Could Be Alien Life Floating in the Clouds of Venus

Yet another reason to get going on those Venusian cloud cities.

11.29.17

The Ocean Scientist With a Hydrothermal Microbe Zoo in Her Lab

Anna-Louise Reysenbach is searching the sea floor for clues about life on Earth and beyond.

10.19.17

Deep Inside a Gold Mine With the Researcher Who Found the ‘Devil Worm’

If we can find life two miles underground, we might be able to find it on Mars.

4.7.16

There’s Something Living In the Rocky Crust Beneath the Ocean Floor

Deep-ocean microbes could help us look for life on other planets.

9.28.15

Could Known Lifeforms Survive in Mars's Newly Discovered Flowing Water?

Is Mars's environment really all that different from Earth's?

7.6.15

These Scientists Say There Could Be Life on Rosetta’s Comet

It's a radical explanation for Comet 67P's features.

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