Possible Microbial Habitats in the Solar System
http://www.ucolick.org/~laura/microbio/

Laura Smith, University of California Observatories/ Lick Observatory


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This resource explores possible microbial habitats in the solar system. It begins by narrating historical ideas about "alien life" and then examines extreme habitats on Earth. Using comparative planetology, it explores the environments of Mars, Europa, and Titan. Each page uses visuals to support the possibility of extraterrestrial microbial life.


Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, High Pressure, Extremely Cold
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater, Terrestrial, Marine, Biosphere:Astrobiology, Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Biosphere:Microbiology