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NASA scientists are analyzing tiny shrimp living in one of the planet’s deepest underwater hydrothermal vents to determine if the creatures and their unusual ecosystem could offer clues as to what life might be like on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa and other planetary objects.
This week, fizzy ocean water and the alkaline fluid that bubbles up from deep ocean vents are coursing through a structure at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. that is reminiscent of the pillared Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz.
NASA has awarded five-year grants totaling almost $40 million to five research teams to study the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.