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Yellowstone microbes fueled by hydrogen, according to U. of Colorado study
...des well for life in extreme environments on other planets
and couldadd to understanding of bacteria inside the human body.A team of CU-Boulder biologists led by Professor Norman Pace, one ofthe world's leading experts on molecular evolution and microbiology,published their report "Hydrogen and bioenergetics...
New book expands biological classifications to account for 'alien' life
.... Because environments are far colder on moons and planets
farther from the sun, he said, it is less likely that life on the moons of Saturn and Jupiter, for instance, will use water as Earth life does. Instead, those organisms are more likely to use compounds such as ammonia that remain liquid at very low t...
Arctic expedition will investigate alien-like glacier
...t candidates for finding evidence of life on other planets
within our solar system. Sending a probe to the pl... researchers to further our understanding of other planets
by studying analogues sites on Earth," Berinstain said. "These sulfur springs in the Arctic may just...
NASA predicts nongreen plants on other planets
...have found a way to predict the color of plants on planets
in other solar systems. Green, yellow or even re...astronomers were to look at the light given off by planets
circling distant stars, they might predict that some planets
have mostly non-green plants. "We...
In nature, proteins sweep up nanoparticles
...f life on Earth, as well as help determine whether planets
like Mars once harbored life. Scientists involved in this research hunt for biosignatures, which are the telltale calling cards left behind by microbes that may have lived eons ago. The presence of fine particulate sulfides in minerals is one such bi...