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Extreme Life

An ocean floor bacteria has been found with a totally bizarre metabolism

Bacteria come in two basic forms: the kinds that use a lot of hydrogen, and the kinds that don't. And…

3 months ago

Nutrient-Poor and Energy-Starved. How Life Might Survive at the Extremes in the Solar System

Our growing understanding of extremophiles here on Earth has opened up new possibilities in astrobiology. Scientists are taking another look…

5 months ago

Finally! Scientists Find a Place on Earth with Liquid Water But No Life

In recent years research into extremophiles has captured the interest of astrobiologists. The discovery of lifeforms in some of Earth's…

8 months ago

All Life on Earth is Made up of the Same 20 Amino Acids. Scientist Now Think They Know Why

A new study has shown that the building blocks of life (amino acids) may have come together more easily than…

12 months ago

Could There Be Life in the Cloudtops of Venus?

A new study by a team of international researchers shows how microbial life could exist in Venus' cloud tops, an…

2 years ago

Scientists Find that Earth Bacteria Could Thrive on Enceladus

A recent study by a team of German scientists has demonstrated that a certain strain of Earth bacteria could survive…

2 years ago

Dragonfly Proposed to NASA as Daring New Frontiers Mission to Titan

The John Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab recently submitted a proposal to NASA for a robotic mission to Titan known…

3 years ago

Long After Humanity is Gone and the Sun Dies, the Water Bears Will be There

A new study from the University of Oxford has shown that long after humanity is gone, the tardigrade (aka. the…

3 years ago