Living Life to the Extreme
The requirements for human life on Earth as we know it are not necessarily the requirements for all life on Earth. Students will be researching literature on organisms that live in extreme environments such as salt beds, hydrothermal vents, and deep ocean sediments. They will present their findings, and apply that knowledge to the search for life within our universe. Astrobiologists hypothesize that life on other planetary bodies will be found in similar environments.
Authors: Caitlyn Ullock, Jennifer Seki; EARTH 2013