Two Miles Underground

Steven Schultz, Princeton Weekly Bulletin

This Princeton Weekly Bulletin article summarizes the work of Duane Moser and Tullis Onstott from Princeton University. They are studying microbial life in the East Driefontein Gold Mine in South Africa. These microbes grow in the hot, dark, and anoxic environment deep beneath the Earth's surface, surviving on water, gases, and rock.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Within Rock, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Extremely Hot
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Terrestrial
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:EcologyKeywords: endolith, geomicrobiology