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Return to Mars:  Tardigrades-Waterbears (Webcast)
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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

Keywords: mars, curiosity, rover, msl, mars science laboratory, tardigrades, water bears, extreme environments, life, conditions, heat, cold, dry, wet


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Return to Mars:  What on Earth? Life in Extreme Environments (Webcast)
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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

Keywords: mars, curiosity, rover, msl, mars science laboratory, jpl, nasa, life, organisms, extreme environments, extremophiles, travelogue


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Science at Burning Man:  The MicroZoo (Clip)
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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

Keywords: burning man, microzoon, organisms, extreme environments, water flea, biology


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Origins: Astrobiology:  Looking for Mars on Earth (Webcast)
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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

Keywords: deserts, atacama desert of chile, life on mars, most lifeless place on earth, driest place on earth, ecosystems, algae, organisms in rock, photosyntheseis in rock, most mars-like place on earth, antarctica dry valleys, alum rock park, earth's extreme environments, mic


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Origins: Astrobiology:  Life at High Temperatures (Webcast)
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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).

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

Date: November 18, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: geothermal hotsprings, astrobiology, fundamental features of life, life beyond earth, biochemistry, extremophiles, extreme environments, microbes, bacteria, ecosystems, organisms, complexity of life, ocean life, microbial life in extreme environments, yellowstone nati


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Origins: Astrobiology:  Live from Licancabur Volcano in Chile (Webcast)
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00:32:56
Nathalie Cabrol, Planetary Scientist, Principal Investigator at NASA Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute, looks for Mars analogs in extreme environments on Earth. She found one at the world’s highest lake at Chile’s Licancabur volcano, site of a unique analog to ancient Martian lakes. We chat with Dr. Cabrol as she investigates the life forms at Licancabur.

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

Date: November 16, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: astrobiology, fundamental features of life, life beyond earth, biochemistry, extremophiles, extreme environments, microbes, bacteria, ecosystems, organisms, complexity of life, microbial life in extreme environments, life at low temperatures, stromatilites,


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Origins: Antarctica:  Dry Valleys with Paul (Webcast)
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0:29:50
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: January 9, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Biology/Life Science

Keywords: life in extreme environments, glacier research, glacier change, mcmurdo dry valleys, glacier movements, glacier melting, glacier size, ecosystems in extremes, ice flows, taylor dry valley, glaciers in the desert, glacial flow, glacier flow, wiind erosion, waterfalls in


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Origins: Antarctica:  Is It Alive? (Webcast)
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Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: January 9, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Biology/Life Science

Keywords: life in extreme environments, , life at extreme temperatures, life in extreme conditions, origins of life, life on mars, microbial metabolism,


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Origins: Antarctica:  Dry Valleys with Paul and Mary (Webcast)
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Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: January 6, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Biology/Life Science

Keywords: life in extreme environments, glacier research, glacier change, mcmurdo dry valleys, glacier movements, glacier melting, glacier size, ecosystems in extremes, ice flows, lake hoare camp, taylor dry valley, glaciers in the desert, glaciers flow, wiind erosion, ventifac


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Origins: Antarctica:  Dry Valleys with Mary (Webcast)
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Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: January 5, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: extreme environments, andrew fountain, glacier research, glacier change, mcmurdo, dry valleys, glacier movements, glacier melting, glacier size, ecosystems in extremes, ice flows,


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