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Extremophiles

Hey everyone! Extremophiles are organisms that can survive in extreme environments (hence the name). They can survive in places with extreme pressures and temperatures, and can thrive where most other life forms on Earth would perish. 132 more words

Astro201

Let's Talk About Extremophiles

Extremophiles are organisms that can live in environments that are considered ‘extreme’ due to conditions that make ‘normal’ life basically impossible. These conditions could be extremely hot, reaching temperatures of 240 degrees Fahrenheit, or and environment with very little to no oxygen. 296 more words

Astro201

Some pretty extreme("ophiles")

Image from wikipedia.com

That above picture is of a water bear, one of multiple really cool extremophiles discussed in this article.  The article makes a really cool comment about how we are lucky that water bears, and the same probably holds true for other extremophiles as well, are so small.  200 more words

Astro201

Thriving in Extremes!

Where are you most and least comfortable? Basically, the average human survives in a nice, safe place with food, oxygen, radiation protection, and naturally room temperature. 459 more words

Stem

NASA's Advanced Concepts

NASA’s 2015 symposium on advanced concepts was kicked off today (January 27) with a stellar group of ideas ranging from spacecraft/rover hybrids to “The Aragoscope”, which promises high resolution optics with a smaller price-tag attached. 310 more words

Space Law

Philae Discovers Life's Building Blocks on Comet 67C

It amazes me that humans are capable of doing the math to send stuff into outer space (which might say something about my own math skills, if I’m being honest). 697 more words

Oddities In The Ocean