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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
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:30:00
In today's program, Exploratorium scientists Paul Doherty and Karen Kalumuck will look at examples of life in extreme environments on Earth. As Mars is an extreme environment, the question remains-could it have supported any form of microbial life?

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 21, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:03:20
We went and talked with the folks who ran the Microzoo camp at Burning Man 2010, and learned about critters in extreme environments.

Project: Science at Burning Man | Browse All

Date: September 10, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
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00:00:21
Adelie Penguins bicker around their nests at Cape Royds, Ross Island, Antarctica.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 25, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:01:08
Adelie penguins contemplate the water near a photographer at a crack in the ice.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 15, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:00:32
Photographer watches Adelie penguins file past him and take to the water in a crack in the sea ice.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 15, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:01:56
Adelie penguins walk right by photographers on their way to a crack in the sea ice.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 15, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:15:28
In this program Ice Stories crew member Ron Hipschman speaks with Paul Ponganis, who studies emperor penguins.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 12, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:26:39
Penguin researcher David Ainley joins us via telephone from his tent at Cape Royds, Antarctica. Dr. Ainley has been studying Adelie penguins for many seasons from his remote encampment.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: November 29, 2006
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:32:24
Chris McKay, Planetary Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center, has traveled the world seeking Mars-like environments. In the Dry Valleys of Antarctica—his favorite Mars analog on Earth—Dr. McKay discovered a kind of algae living inside rocks porous to light and water. He’ll show us some of these rocks and talk about the physical conditions required for life.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 19, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science