Astrobiologist Dale Andersen’s Field Reports

Astrobiologist Dale Andersen’s Field Reports shares news about Lake Untersee, Antartica a real study of the incredible environment to help answer fundamental questions about life on early Earth – how do stromatolites form, and why do they make the cones, pinnacles, tenting, webbings and other morphologies observed in modern and ancient stromatolites?

  • In 2008, scientists discovered large conical stromatolites forming beneath the thick perennial ice of Lake Untersee. In his blog from Antarctica, astrobiologist Dale Andersen discusses recent work on this mysterious subglacial lake.