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How stratospheric life is teaching us about the possibility of extreme life on other worlds

The presence of microbial life in Earth’s stratosphere is not only opening up a new arena in which to study extremophiles, but is increasing the range of possible environments in which we may find life on other planets. This is the conclusion of a new study that summarizes what we know about stratospheric life so far. …read more

Source:: Physorg space news

      

Study of ancient fish suggests Chicxulub asteroid strike warmed planet for 100,000 years

A small team of researchers from the U.S. and Tunisia has found evidence that suggests a huge asteroid that struck the Earth approximately 66 million years ago caused the planet to warm up for approximately 100,000 years. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their study of oxygen ratios in ancient fish bones and what it revealed. …read more

Source:: Physorg space news

      

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