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Subglacial Life Found In Ice Cores From Lake Vostok, Antarctica
2013-07-05 11:58:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Lake Vostok, the largest of some 400 subglacial lakes scattering Antarctica's frozen depths, has been the subject of ambitious research for at least the past 15 years. Lying more than 2 miles below the surface, the lake was first drilled in 1998 by a team of Russian, French and American scientists. Because the lake is buried so deeply under an Antarctic glacier and is so dark and cold, researchers have surmised it would be an...

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2005-05-18 08:10:00

At a recent meeting of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, molecular evolutionist Mitch Sogin argued that if we want to learn how to look for life on other worlds in our solar system, we should study cold-loving organisms on Earth. Astrobiology Magazine -- In a recent talk at a NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) conference, Mitch Sogin, who heads the NAI's Marine Biological Laboratory team, discussed how studying microbial organisms on Earth can help scientists in the search for life on other...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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