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Close Encounter of the Homework Kind

Tardigrades are tiny organisms, living right now in your backyard, that can survive the vacuum of space, and whose ancestors might have been brought to Earth on the back of a meteor. 59 more words



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“Don’t tell me!!Aliens on our Moon? When did they come? What do they want? Oh my god.. 1,182 more words

The Other Side

Tardigrades - Toughest Creature on Earth

Tardigrades (also called “water bear” or “moss piglet”) are water-dwelling micro-animals. Their size usually range from 0.1 mm to 1.5 mm (largest). These segmented, eight-legged, multicellular invertebrate are the Earth’s most tenacious creature.   322 more words


The Scum of Life

I took this photograph during a trip to Rotorua, New Zealand in 2008. These hot geothermal pools are filled with heat loving “extremophile” bacteria giving them the vivid and vibrant colours you see here. 57 more words

Surfing on Photons

The Nature of Mars

Controversy has raged about the nature of the planet Mars for thousands of years. There are records documenting observations by the ancient  Egyptians and the Babylonians, who observed and studied Mars as it appeared in the night sky. 1,082 more words


I have always been a big fan of NASA space research and exploration. I can remember as a kid watching Walter Cronkite telecasting the latest Apollo missions to the moon and being just fascinated.   1,516 more words


The black smokers of Galapagos...

When a team of geologists went to explore a temperature anomaly over the mid-oceanic spreading ridge to the northeast of the Galapagos Archipelago in 1977, they cannot have been prepared for what they were about to discover. 658 more words

Natural History