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    The Goldilocks Zone part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This on-line news article introduces the Goldilocks Zone, an area of space adequate for the survival of life. Initially believed to be a remarkably small region of space that didn't even include the ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anhydrous, Altered by Humans, Hypersaline, Anoxic, High Radiation, Alkaline, Acidic, Extremely Cold, Extremely Hot
    Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

    Secrets of a Salty Survivor part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This Science at NASA article reports the ability of the halophilic bacteria Halobacterium to survive lethal doses of radiation, extreme dryness, and the vacuum of space. Potential applications for ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Molecular Biology, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
    Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Audio, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Hypersaline
    Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8)

    Mono Lake and Mars: The Extremophile Connection part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This article explains how and why scientists are looking to Mono Lake for clues regarding life on Mars. It describes tufa formation and the creation of microfossils, the current explorations of ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Astrobiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Hypersaline, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

    Was the Environment for Primordial Life Hypersaline? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This journal article explores the possibility that Halobacteria may have been one of the original forms of life. Many scientists are turning to Archaea as having a role in the origin of life, but ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Evolution:Principles, Patterns
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

    Halophiles in Space part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This two-minute video interview with SETI researcher Rocco Mancinelli describes his interest in halophiles and their adaptive abilities to withstand extreme environments, including the vacuum and ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
    Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
    Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

    Exobiology in the Solar System and the Search for Life on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This 180-page report of the European Space Agency offers an exobiological view of the solar system and describes the search for life on Mars. Exobiology sections include: chemical evolution in the ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Astrobiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, High Radiation, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, High Pressure, Extremely Cold, Acidic, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

    Microbial Wonders of the Deep part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    Microbial Wonders of the Deep explores a number of interesting and highly adaptive organisms within some of the most extreme environments imaginable- those of the deep ocean. The website focuses on ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Astrobiology, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Extremely Hot, High Pressure, Extremely Cold
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

    Life in Alternate Environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This online lecture provides information about life in extreme environments from the perspective of an undergraduate geology class. It explores current conditions for life, the origins of life, and ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Evolution:Principles, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
    Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
    Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Extremely Cold, Hypersaline, Acidic, Alkaline
    Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

    Salt of the Early Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This astrobiology news article analyzes the role salt played in the evolution of life on Earth. It explains why scientists have long assumed that life originated in the sea and describes the history ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
    Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), General Public, College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

    Utah Microbes Point to Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This news article introduces the microbial halophiles of the Great Salt Lake. Featuring scientist Bonnie Baxter, the article explores the use of extremophile research in cancer defense and in the ...
    Subject: Biology: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles
    Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
    Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
    Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

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