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
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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
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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
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Ancient microbes may have once altered long-buried carbon, indicating an ability to survive in the harshest of environments.
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