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Title: The Goldilocks Zone
Url: http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/livingthings/microbes_goldilocks.html
Creator: Phillips, Tony
Publisher: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Description: This on-line news article introduces the Goldilocks Zone, an area of space adequate for the survival of life. Initially believed to be a remarkably small region of space that didn't even include the whole Earth, recent discoveries of extremophiles found thriving in unlikely habitats are convincing scientists to change their definition. Scientists Elena Pikuta and Richard Hoover are highlighted for their discovery of the new species Tindallia californiensis and Spirochaeta americana in the extreme environment of Mono Lake, California.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Universe. Space. Space sciences
Science -- Astronomy -- Extraterrestrial life
Science -- Microbiology -- Microbial ecology -- By type of environment -- Extreme environments (General)
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Space sciences
Science -- Natural history
Key Concept: Ecology -- Habitats
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: Middle School Teachers
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-02-11 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-12-29 10:48:13 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Microbial Life
Full Record Views: 90
Resource URL Clicks: 7
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