A suitable Mars analog exists in Antarctica.

Extreme Shrimps & Water Worlds

Hopping around to find life.

  • 27 July 2020
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The Earth's Driest Place

Studying Mars without a spaceship.

  • 13 October 2017
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Enzymes are bio-molecules produced in the cells of all fungi, bacteria, yeasts, animals, and plants. They act as catalysts used in everything from laundry detergents, to meat tenderizers, from brewing beer, producing cheese, and digesting cellulose. Enzymes are essential to natural recycling functions of ecosystems and have become part of commercial processes more numerous than can be easily listed. They are biochemical workhorses due to the elegant specificity of their catalytic ...
Life finds a way. You can boil it, burn it, freeze it, zap it, crush it, smoke it or shove it deep into the depths of the Earth, life will find a way to survive. That's what scientists keep finding, as extremophile  -- little animals that love extreme environments (the adrenaline junkies of the animal kingdom) -- keep popping up in unexpected places. This latest little guy was found a mile under the surface and named Mephisto, after the devil. What's amazing is that he is (it is?) much ...