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Arctic bacteria found multiplying at record –15 C - Technology & Science - CBC News

Arctic bacteria found multiplying at record –15 C - Technology & Science - CBC News | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Bacteria that can live and multiply in High Arctic permafrost at temperatures well below the freezing point of water have been discovered by a Canadian-led team of researchers, offering clues about the types of organisms that might exist in similar...
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Bacteria Lofted To High Altitudes by Hurricanes - Astrobiology News (press release)

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With cold temperatures, low humidity and high levels of ultraviolet radiation, conditions 10 kilometers above Earth's surface may seem inhospitable.
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Microbial Hunting Found in 1.9 Billion Year Old Fossils - Astrobiology News

Microbial Hunting Found in 1.9 Billion Year Old Fossils - Astrobiology News | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Microbial Hunting Found in 1.9 Billion Year Old Fossils Astrobiology News (press release) Tiny 1,900 million-year-old fossils from rocks around Lake Superior, Canada, give the first ever snapshot of organisms eating each other and suggest what the...
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Drake equation: How many alien civilizations exist?

Drake equation: How many alien civilizations exist? | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Play with our interactive graphic to work out how many intelligent civilizations there could be in our universe.
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Titan, Saturn's Largest Moon, Icier than Scientists Thought - Astrobiology News

Titan, Saturn's Largest Moon, Icier than Scientists ThoughtAstrobiology News (press release)Scientists have long suspected that a vast ocean of liquid water lies under the crusty exterior of Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
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Oldest, coldest bacterial colony on Earth found in Antarctica

Oldest, coldest bacterial colony on Earth found in Antarctica | Astrobiology | Scoop.it

Oldest, coldest bacterial colony on Earth found in AntarcticaExaminer.com. Cell division was observed in several species as well as the formation of cellular systems that are common in other extremophiles.

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Life on Earth's Ceiling - Astrobiology Magazine

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Astrobiology MagazineLife on Earth's CeilingAstrobiology MagazineSmith is trying to take a more complete census of life in the stratosphere using mountain-top observatories and high-altitude balloons (although he admits being jealous of the lift...
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Revealed: New Earth-like planet that could have a life-supporting climate and water

Revealed: New Earth-like planet that could have a life-supporting climate and water | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
A new ‘super-Earth’ has been discovered that could have a life-supporting climate and water.
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Can life exist in buried Antarctic Lake? Scientists continue Lake Vostok search

Can life exist in buried Antarctic Lake? Scientists continue Lake Vostok search | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
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Debunked: Bacteria Can't Survive on Arsenic - ABC News

Debunked: Bacteria Can't Survive on Arsenic - ABC News | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Debunked: Bacteria Can't Survive on ArsenicABC NewsThe three latest studies appear to mark the bacteria's transition from a potentially novel life form to one more addition to the list of extremophiles that intrigue scientists but that adhere to...
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Astrochemistry enters a bold new era with ALMA

Astrochemistry enters a bold new era with ALMA | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
New technology for both laboratory and telescope improves and speeds the process of identifying the "fingerprints" of chemicals in the cosmos, enabling previously-impracticable research.
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Antarctic Expedition Looks For Life In Lake Under Ice Sheet - RedOrbit

Antarctic Expedition Looks For Life In Lake Under Ice Sheet - RedOrbit | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
RedOrbitAntarctic Expedition Looks For Life In Lake Under Ice SheetRedOrbitThe British Antarctic Survey expedition, which also aims to find out the overall stability of the ice sheet, will be closely observed by NASA as a model for future space missions...
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Exoplanet app. New Planets in your phone!

Get Exoplanet on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews. (RT @astrobiology: RT @ExoplanetApp: Exoplanet Version 8.3 is out! Go and download it now!
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Mars Icebreaker Life Mission - Astrobiology Magazine

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Under Pressure: How the Density of Exoplanets' Atmospheres Weighs on the Odds for Alien Life

Under Pressure: How the Density of Exoplanets' Atmospheres Weighs on the Odds for Alien Life | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
A recent study explores how atmospheric pressure on Earth-like worlds could impact their ability to possess liquid water on their surfaces.
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Unique Chemistry Reveals Eruption of Ancient Materials - Astrobiology

Unique Chemistry Reveals Eruption of Ancient Materials - Astrobiology | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Unique Chemistry Reveals Eruption of Ancient Materials - Astrobiology http://t.co/lcYOoPVzBw
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Lankan scientist arrives from the UK to study 'Red rain' - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

Lankan scientist arrives from the UK to study 'Red rain' - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Lankan scientist arrives from the UK to study 'Red rain'The Sunday Times Sri LankaProfessor Chandra Wickremasinghe, Director of Buckingham University Centre for Astrobiology, United Kingdom arrived in the country today to conduct further...
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Organics Discovered on Mercury

Organics Discovered on Mercury | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
A surprising discovery has been made during a successful search for ice inside the small planet's shadowed craters. (Organics Discovered On Mercury, (beating Mars to the punchline!
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Developing a Color Code for Habitable Exoplanets

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Developing a Color Code for Habitable ExoplanetsDiscovery NewsFor starters, Hegde says that we should even consider environmental conditions where only extremophiles -- microbes that can deal with extreme temperature, radiation, high salinity and...
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Saturn's Titan-Mirrors the Conditions that Led to Origin of Life onEarth

Saturn's Titan-Mirrors the Conditions that Led to Origin of Life onEarth | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
"We see Titan as a natural oasis of remarkable astrobiological significance to understand the environment in which origin of life took place on Earth," said Josep M. Trigo-Rodriguez, of the Institute of Space Sciences ...
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Results From Antarctica's Buried Lake Vostok Are A Major Disappointment So Far

Results From Antarctica's Buried Lake Vostok Are A Major Disappointment So Far | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Business InsiderResults From Antarctica's Buried Lake Vostok Are A Major Disappointment So FarBusiness InsiderThis conclusion is based on "very preliminary results" announced at the 12th European Workshop on Astrobiology, reports Brian Owens of...
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Could Martian Bacteria Have Seeded Earth?

Could Martian Bacteria Have Seeded Earth? | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
If you were a passenger aboard the meteorite from Mars bearing down on the town of Tata, Morocco in July 2011, you would  be in a decidedly unenviable position. For one thing you'd be a bacterium — a nifty Martian bacterium, to be sure, but still.

 

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Russia to launch lunar mission in 2015

Russia to launch lunar mission in 2015 | Astrobiology | Scoop.it
Russia to launch lunar mission in 2015Space DailyAccording to Khartov, the Lavochkin Association will cooperate with the European Space Agency on an exobiology program on Mars, with Russian companies planning to build the landing system for the...
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Habitable planets and white dwarfs

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(PhysOrg.com) -- The search for habitable planets similar to Earth has routinely focused around active nuclear burning stars.
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Does Triton Have a Subsurface Ocean?

Does Triton Have a Subsurface Ocean? | Astrobiology | Scoop.it

Astrobiology MagazineDoes Triton Have a Subsurface Ocean?Astrobiology Magazine

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