Halophiles in Space

Rocco Mancinelli, SETI Institute

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 strong ultraviolet radiation of space travel. He discusses the motivation for- and results of- the Biopan 1 mission.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline