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Title: Ice Cube of Exotic Microbes
Url: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/nai/articles/2002/7/11/ice-cube-of-exoti...
Creator: Sanders, Robert
Publisher: Astrobiology Magazine
University of California, Berkeley
Description: This article describes a permafrost subglacial lake discovered beneath Antarctica. The lake offers scientists a chance to test their sterile drilling techniques before exploring elsewhere in search of exotic microbes. Techniques that avoid contaminating a drill site with microbes, suggests the author, would prove useful for future drilling into Mars' polar caps in search of life.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Astrogeology
Science -- Microbiology -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Biogeochemistry
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Biology -- Metabolism
Ecology -- Mutualism
Resource Type: Reference Material
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Rights: Astrobio.net
Access Rights: Free access
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