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Islands of Life, Part 2
Islands of Life, Part 2
The Atacama Desert in northern Chile has long been utilized by astrobiologists as an analog environment for ancient Mars. Here, even bacteria have a hard time surviving.Read More...
Planetary Lake Lander Project Update:  Getting Acquainted
Research... at a Glance
Planetary Lake Lander Project Update: Getting Acquainted
These representations of the three decadal values are shown to capture the dramatic environmental change that occurred during the 90s.Read More...
Cycling Nitrogen in Ancient Oceans
Cycling Nitrogen in Ancient Oceans
In recent years, scientists have found evidence that a 'near complete' biological nitrogen cycle existed in the oceans during the late Archean to early Proterozoic (from 2.5 to 2 billion years ago).Read More...
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National Geographic "Emerging Explorer" Kevin Hand
The best chance of discovering life beyond Earth may not be where you'd expect. Today's weather forecast for Europa, Jupiter's fourth largest moon, is 280 degrees below Fahrenheit- and astrobiologist Kevin Hand can hardly wait to get there.Read More...
Islands of Life, Part 1
Islands of Life, Part 1
The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is one of the driest places on our planet, and astrobiologists have long studied this unique location as an analog environment for ancient Mars.Read More...
Thermophiles Lurking in your Basement
Thermophiles Lurking in your Basement
Exotic life forms may be lurking in your home, and a new citizen science project seeks to find them.Read More...
A Hot, Acidic Primordial Soup
A Hot, Acidic Primordial Soup
A new study has revealed that a group of ancient enzymes adapted to substantial changes in ocean temperature and acidity during the last four billion years.Read More...
A Tale of Two Deserts
A Tale of Two Deserts
All life as we know it needs water. But what organisms can survive when water is all but unavailable? To find out, one scientist is looking at soil from two of the driest places on Earth.Read More...
The Importance of Being Magnetized
The Importance of Being Magnetized
Despite its magnetic field, Earth is losing its atmosphere to space at about the same rate as planets that lack this protective barrier against the solar wind.Read More...
The Ribosome: Structure, Function & Evolution
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The Ribosome: Structure, Function & Evolution
The 2011 Suddath Symposium on the Ribosome at Georgia Tech brings together researchers who are exploring various aspects of ribosome structure and function.Read More...
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