9 July 2015
Tags » Extremophiles
You can judge this book by its cover, and it will not be found wanting. I spotted it on the bookshelf at Shoppers Drug Mart. It has a cleverly illustrated dinosaur skeleton wrapped around to form a “6” in the book’s title, … 412 more words
Two top astronomers say the comet that is now home to the Philae lander could also be inhabited by microbial alien life.
Several characteristics of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, such as its organic-rich black crust, are best explained by the presence of living organisms beneath its icy surface, reports… 92 more words
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
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