Topic: NASA Astrobiology Institute
The bacteria, a member of the genus Halomonadaceae, live in California's Mono Lake, amidst concentrations of arsenic that would kill most other life forms.
If scientists find life in Antarctica's Lake Vostok, an ancient freshwater body locked beneath two miles of ice, it will greatly boost hopes of the existence of life on other worlds.
Red dwarf stars have several virtues that make them potential homes for Earth-like planets, but a new study suggests they also produce the largest solar flares ever seen.
01/11/2011 09:22 am
Scientists have found a microbe in Mono Lake, California, that uses arsenic as a fundamental building block, changing the definition of 'life as we know it' and the search for extraterrestrial life.
12/02/2010 07:34 pm
Chemical data from Titan returned by NASA's Cassini spacecraft has led scientists to speculate that there are organic processes happening on the Saturnian moon's surface. But, if the data are correct, there are a lot of non-biological explanations that need to be ruled out first.
06/07/2010 04:22 pm
Column: We know a lot about life on Earth, but we're still learning fundamental insights all the time.
08/24/2009 01:00 am