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Looking for the Coolest Forms of Life on Earth | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

Looking for the Coolest Forms of Life on Earth - SpaceRef
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Life in Extreme Environments: The Universe May Be More Habitable Than We Thought: Part 1 | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

Life in Extreme Environments: The Universe May Be More Habitable Than We Thought: Part 1 | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference | Astro Biology | Scoop.it
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Names of extremophiles, what environments they can be found in and their extreme abilities...

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How Extremophiles Might Help Us Save Our World | Use Celsias.com - reduce global °Celsius

How Extremophiles Might Help Us Save Our World | Use Celsias.com - reduce global °Celsius | Astro Biology | Scoop.it
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Earth Bacteria Can Survive And Grow In Extremely Hostile, Mars-Like Conditions - Popular Science

Earth Bacteria Can Survive And Grow In Extremely Hostile, Mars-Like Conditions - Popular Science | Astro Biology | Scoop.it
Popular Science Earth Bacteria Can Survive And Grow In Extremely Hostile, Mars-Like Conditions Popular Science Astrobiologists like studying extremophiles, those bacteria and other creatures that live in horrid temperatures or pressures, because...

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Meet the energy superbugs: Extremophiles

Meet the energy superbugs: Extremophiles | Astro Biology | Scoop.it
Extremophiles are tiny microbes that are able to thrive in hot, salty and even acidic or gaseous environments that would kill other forms of life.

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Single-celled extremophiles can deal with toxic uranium in very different ways [Evolution]

Single-celled extremophiles can deal with toxic uranium in very different ways [Evolution] | Astro Biology | Scoop.it
At io9, we love extremophiles, the litte creatures which can survive and thrive in the most insane conditions our planet has to offer.

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DEEPSEA CHALLENGE – National Geographic Explorer James Cameron’s Expedition

DEEPSEA CHALLENGE – National Geographic Explorer James Cameron’s Expedition | Astro Biology | Scoop.it
Follow National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence James Cameron as he and the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE team embark on a dive to the ocean's deepest point.
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Fantastic web site exploring the depths of the oceans

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Is it Snowing Microbes on Enceladus? - NASA Science

Is it Snowing Microbes on Enceladus? - NASA Science | Astro Biology | Scoop.it
Is it snowing microbes on Enceladus? The idea is not so far-fetched, say researchers, as evidence mounts for a "uniquely accessible" habitable zone on Saturn's icy moon.
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Ancient Microbes Found in Antarctic Lake - NASA Science

Ancient Microbes Found in Antarctic Lake - NASA Science | Astro Biology | Scoop.it
Nearly 65 feet beneath the icy surface of a remote Antarctic lake, scientists have uncovered a community of bacteria existing in one of Earth's darkest, saltiest and coldest habitats.
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Bacterial Extremophiles – Microbial Acidophiles & Alkaliniphiles

Some bacteria grow and multiply in very acid or alkaline conditions. Bacterial growth at very low or high pH (hydrogen ion concentration) is simply amazing.
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Information on Helicobacter pylori - an acidophile

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How to Thrive in Battery Acid and Among Toxic Metals: Genome of "extremophile" red alga offers insights | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

How to Thrive in Battery Acid and Among Toxic Metals: Genome of "extremophile" red alga offers insights | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference | Astro Biology | Scoop.it
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Giant living power cables let bacteria respire - tech - 29 June 2012 - New Scientist

Giant living power cables let bacteria respire - tech - 29 June 2012 - New Scientist | Astro Biology | Scoop.it
Bacteria living in sulphur-rich mud respire by organising themselves into living power cables
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Seeking Deep Space Salt Lovers

Seeking Deep Space Salt Lovers | Astro Biology | Scoop.it
There are several potential niches for life elsewhere in the universe, as well as terrestrial niches that we consider extreme, that may not be at all extreme from either an evolutionary, or even a physiological point of view.
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Astrobiologists test whether extremophiles could survive on Europa

Astrobiologists test whether extremophiles could survive on Europa | Astro Biology | Scoop.it
A team of astrobiologists from Argentina have recreated the conditions of Jupiter moon Europa, to see if extremophile bacteria could survive the unwelcoming conditions of the Jovian system...

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Stellar Extremophiles

Stellar Extremophiles | Astro Biology | Scoop.it

Back in the 1970s, biologists were amazed to discover a form of life they never expected. Tiny microorganisms with ancient DNA were living in the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park. Instead of dissolving in the boiling waters, the microbes were thriving, ringing the springs with vibrant color.


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NASA: Biological UFOs, Extraterrestrial Extremophiles. Life in Space.

http://Cosmology.com Are UFOs biological life forms? Here is evidence from NASA. Life (extremophiles) can survive in almost any environment; why not outer sp...

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Barophile Extremophiles in Deep Waters, High Pressure Survival

Water pressure increases with depth and is 15,000 lbs/square inch at the deepest ocean levels. Barophiles live at depths where other life cannot survive.
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Tardigrades

Tardigrades | Astro Biology | Scoop.it
Created by Sarah Bordenstein, Marine Biological Laboratory Strange is this little animal, because of its exceptional and strange morphology and because it closely resembles a bear en miniature. That is the reason ...
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Bacteria might help protect military with new vaccines

Bacteria might help protect military with new vaccines | Astro Biology | Scoop.it
Military researchers studying radiation-resistant bacteria say they’ve discovered a faster way to make vaccines, which could help protect against biological warfare agents and pandemic infections.
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Possible use for D. radiodurans

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Getting to Know the Goldilocks Planet - NASA Science

Getting to Know the Goldilocks Planet - NASA Science | Astro Biology | Scoop.it
With NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovering alien worlds at a record pace, it seems to be just a matter of time before an Earth-sized planet is found in the "Goldilocks zone"--that is, in an orbit sized just right for liquid water and life.
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