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Tardigrades are amazing creatures that can withstand the most extreme conditions on Earth, as well as the vacuum of space! This unique and charismatic animal has the ability to survive in a variety of situations. In today's program, Exploratorium scientist Karen Kalumuck will continue our programming about life in extreme environments as it relates to the search for 'habitability' on Mars.
Project: Return to Mars | Browse All
Date: August 23, 2012
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science, Life Science/Biology
The POLENET project takes scientists all over the continent to install equipment, and to get there they leave from Williams Field, an airport near McMurdo Station. Willy Field has a runway equipped to handle the largest aircraft that fly into Antarctica. However, this runway is different; there's no pavement here - this runway is made of ice.
POLENET's Stephanie Konfal gives us a look at Willy Field.
Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All
Date: December 21, 2008
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science