Life Amidst Glaciers Thrives and Survives

Mark Schrope,

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The web-based news article "Life Amidst Glaciers Thrives and Survives" published on reports on a study showing that life can not only survive beneath tons of ice at the dark, near-freezing junctions between glaciers and Earth, but actually thrive there. Embedded within the text of this article are links to information on the Mars rover and the radiation tolerant microbe Deinococcus radiodurans. The site also includes links to other top stories on and Live Science.

Subject: Biology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Biogeoscience
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Cold
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats, Biosphere:Ecology, Ecology:Habitats:Terrestrial, Biosphere:Astrobiology, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Snow and Ice, Biosphere:Microbiology, Biosphere, Biogeochemistry