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14 December 2010
Frigid Life May Be Powered By Heat
From the snowy reaches of Antarctica to Saturn’s frozen moon Titan, volcanoes have the potential to power life in these extreme environments. We’ll probably have to wait a little longer for confirmation of life on Titan, but Antarctica is right on our doorstep and visits don’t require traveling on rocket-propelled spacecraft.
13 December 2010
The Coral Triangle’s dark secret: Life thrives in the deep
In this morning’s session OS11D “Ocean Exploration 1,” researchers presented evidence that the ocean deep basins have the potential to mirror the diversity of shallower areas. As part of a joint ocean research project between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Indonesia, Santiago Herrera of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution discussed the different habitats and species found thousands of meters below the ocean surface.