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Title: A New Form of Life
Url: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2003/30jul_monol...
Creator: Phillips, Tony
Publisher: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Description: This news article introduces the discovery of a new extreme-loving microorganism, Spirochaeta americana, in California's exotic Mono Lake. It compares the geology of Mono Lake to the Gusev Crater on Mars and discusses the implications for finding organisms in extreme environments on Earth when speculating about life on other planets. It also offers a description of tufa formation and explains why the discovery of tufa on Mars would be indicative of microbial life. The resource includes a downloadable audio file of the author reading the article and links to more information.
LC Classification: Science -- Microbiology -- Addresses, essays, lectures
Science -- Microbiology -- Microbial ecology -- By type of environment -- Extreme environments (General)
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Biogeochemistry
GEM Subject: Science -- Chemistry
Science -- Biology
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Ecology -- Ecosystems
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Sound (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
mpeg
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-02-18 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-06-22 10:20:06 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Microbial Life
Full Record Views: 56
Resource URL Clicks: 8
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