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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.

Most things won't burn on Mars—after all, the main ingredient in the Martian atmosphere, carbon dioxide, is used in fire extinguishers on earth. So how would one create fire without oxygen? Use metal!This slow motion footage shows magnesium burning within a block of dry ice.

00:04:06
TI staff educator Eric Muller demonstrates a “cool” thing to do with dry ice, and it even relates to the standards!

00:05:59
TI staff educator Eric Muller hits me up for change, and then demonstrates a neat science activity using dry ice.

00:07:06
Our Exploratorium team talks to scientists from POLENET (Polar Earth Observing Network).

00:04:28
In this interview from in front of the Canada Glacier in Antarctica’s Taylor Valley, Hassan Basagic from Portland State University describes the essential role of polar glaciers in supporting the bare-bones ecosystems in the Dry Valleys.

00:02:33
In the summer of 2008, the only helicopter in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, was effectively grounded by a diamond company, leaving scientists and logistics coordinators to frantically rearrange their field plans.

00:03:01
Interview with galciologist Sarah Das (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) from atop the Greenland Ice Sheet.

00:02:21
Interview with glaciologist Ian Joughin (Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington) atop the Greenland Ice Sheet.

00:02:12
From atop the Greenland Ice Sheet, Kristin Poinar, a graduate student at the University of Washington, describes observing first-hand the sudden rapid draining of a huge glacial lake.