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#1 2006-10-20 02:08:46

cIclops
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Re: Halophiles and Methanogens

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Mars May Be Cozy Place for Hardy Microbes

A class of especially hardy microbes that live in some of the harshest Earthly environments could flourish on cold Mars and other chilly planets, according to a research team of astronomers and microbiologists. In a two-year laboratory study, the researchers discovered that some cold-adapted microorganisms not only survived but reproduced at 30 degrees Fahrenheit, just below the freezing point of water.


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#2 2006-10-22 19:04:40

SpaceNut
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Re: Halophiles and Methanogens

Yup I recognize Methanogens from Poop power and other threads.

Life Below the Limit

Many extremophiles are evolutionary relics called Archaea, which may have been among the first homesteaders on Earth 3.5 billion years ago. These robust extremophiles may be able to survive in many places in the universe, including some of the roughly 200 worlds around stars outside our solar system that astronomers have found over the past decade.

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