Subsurface Microbiology News

Antarctic ice
  • Diverse microbial life discovered 800 m below Antarctic ice cap, Aug. 21, 2014. Photo: Antarctic ice and Mt. Erebus.
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  • Microbes can create dripstone in caves, Aug. 18, 2014.  Photo: Cave near Hanoi, Vietnam.
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  • New evidence that cyanobacteria evolved prior to 3.2 Ga, Nov. 15, 2015.  Photo courtesty of Scripps Inst. Oceanogr.: Marine Cyanobacterial swirls.
  • Mars surface
    Liquid water on Mars bolters hope for life.
  • Liquid water on Mars boosts hope for life, Sept. 29, 2015. Photo: NASA.
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  • Evidence of ancient life deep below seafloor, Sept. 8, 2015. Photo (courtesy Woods Hole Oceanographic) hydrothermal vent, mid-Atlantic Ridge.