We began the day with a quick video about the tardigrade (below). Then, students took their second clicker quiz of the year today. Questions included a review of the metric system, tools scientists use, ecosystem vocabulary, and a question about extremophiles. 6 more words
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Tiny rock-eating lifeforms have been discovered living half a mile beneath pack ice in Antarctica, raising the prospect that life could exist in similarly hostile environments such as Mars… 336 more words
Speaking in Moscow on Saturday at the 40th Science Assembly of the highly-respected international Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Lev Zeleny, Director of Russia’s Space Research Institute, presented a wide-ranging and ambitious plan for Russian space exploration and space science over the next two decades. 458 more words
The rover Curiosity recently failed to detect methane on Mars. What might this result mean for Mars’ present or past habitability?
This is my final year dissertation in full. It was submitted on 21 March 2014 and scored 100 per cent. Minor edits were made, but little more than small changes in phrasing. 4,715 more words