Life's Limit

Rocco Mancinelli, Astrobiology Magazine

Dr. Rocco Mancinelli of the SETI Institute is featured in this web article discussing the environmental limits to life including extreme life forms that can thrive in harsh conditions of salt, pressure, temperature and pH, but share a common theme of needing liquid water. Links to related websites and astrobiology stories, the NASA Astrobiology Institute, and the Ames Astrobiology portal can also be accessed through this page.

Subject: Biology:Diversity, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Extremely Hot, Acidic, Alkaline
Topics: Biosphere:Diversity, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Terrestrial, Biosphere:Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Biosphere:Microbiology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Ecology, Biogeoscience