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chemosynthesis shrimp on chimneys
2014-11-23 04:38:02

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.

Researchers Show Evidence Of Common Mineral Capable Of Making, Breaking Bonds
2014-07-30 03:37:00

ASU team shows evidence for one mineral affecting the most fundamental process in organic chemistry: Carbon-hydrogen bond breaking and making

Hydrothermal Vent Supply Routes Explained With Computer Simulations
2014-04-25 03:00:09

Hydrothermal vents in the deep sea, the so-called "black smokers", are fascinating geological formations. They are home to unique ecosystems, but are also potential suppliers of raw materials for the future.

New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory Of Life's Origins
2014-04-16 11:27:36

Life took root more than four billion years ago on our nascent Earth, a wetter and harsher place than now, bathed in sizzling ultraviolet rays. What started out as simple cells ultimately transformed into slime molds, frogs, elephants, humans and the rest of our planet's living kingdoms. How did it all begin?

Did Life Originate At Deep Sea Vents?
2014-04-10 10:34:45

One of the greatest mysteries facing humans is how life originated on Earth. Scientists have determined approximately when life began (roughly 3.8 billion years ago), but there is still intense debate about exactly how life began. One possibility has grown in popularity in the last two decades - that simple metabolic reactions emerged near ancient seafloor hot springs, enabling the leap from a non-living to a living world.

Predicting Activity Inside And Out For Peruvian Volcanoes
2013-09-03 04:56:24

Underneath volcanoes, water and fire coexist to generate “hydrothermal” systems. These systems are complex “steam engines” that produce white smoke – fumaroles – sometimes observed at the surface.

Unexpected Plume Challenges Iron Estimates
2013-08-20 08:47:27

A vast plume of iron and other micronutrients more than 620 miles long has been discovered billowing from hydrothermal vents in the South Atlantic Ocean. Teams of scientists say their findings call into question past estimates of iron abundances in the world’s seas.

Underwater Volcano System Proposed As National Park For Norway
2013-08-05 05:11:28

Off the coast of Norway, on the floor of the Arctic Ocean, lies a largely unexplored world of undersea volcanoes. This system, with the fanciful name of Loki's Castle, contains rich metal deposits and unique wildlife.

Origins Of Life On Earth May Help Hunt For Life On Other Planets
2013-07-31 10:19:02

Tracing the origins of life isn't only central to understanding our own history, it can also be important for discovering life on other planets.

2013-06-24 23:19:04

Day spas in California, Nevada, and Arizona have partnered up with Black Rock Mud Company to raise money for children with heart disease. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB)


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.