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Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life
Life at High Temperatures (Webcast)
Date: November 18, 2003
Running Time: 00:37:45

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Jonathan Trent, Astrobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center studies "thermophiles," heat-loving microbes inhabiting places once thought too hostile for life, but analogous to environments that might be found on other planets. He discovered that some of these microbes make a protein that appears to stabilize their cell membranes (and may have applications for nanotechnology).

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