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  • Journey to Another Planet
    Some of the highest lakes in the world can be found at the summits of volcanic mountains in the Andes, straddling the border between Chile and Bolivia. The High Lakes 2005 research team has just completed an expedition to explore two of those lakes. The
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  • Patience with the Mountain
    If you're looking for the world's tallest mountains, head for the Himalayas. But if your objective is to explore the world's highest-altitude lakes, the Andes are where you want to go. The tiny lake inside Licancabur's summit crater presents some of the harshest conditions faced
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  • Licancabur Ascent
    Scientists have traveled into the Bolivian Andes to study the life forms - mostly microbes - that inhabit some of the highest lakes in the world. These lakes offer an opportunity to study life in an extreme environment on Earth that is in some ways
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  • Swarming for Success
    Dr. Penelope Boston and Dr. Steven Dubowsky are working to develop "hopping microbots" capable of exploring hazardous terrain, including underground caves. If the project pans out, hopping microbots may some day be sent to search for life below the surface of Mars. In Part
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  • Exploring Caves with Hopping Microbots
    For the past several years, NASA has been encouraging scientists and engineers to think outside the box, to come up with ideas just this side of science fiction. One of the projects that received funding earlier this year was a collaboration between Dr. Penelope Boston
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  • Latching onto Lichen
    Lichen, those colored crusts that sprout on bare rocks, dead wood, frozen soil, and other inhospitable sites, can tolerate the extreme conditions of outer space. In this interview with Astrobiology Magazine, Rosa de la Torre talks about the potential for lichen to travel
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  • High Lakes 2005
    For the fourth year in a row, a team of scientists has traveled up into the Andes mountains in Bolivia to study the life forms - mostly microbes - that inhabit some of the highest lakes in the world. These high lakes offer researchers an
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  • Exposing E. Coli
    Using Petri dishes full of genetically engineered E. coli instead of photo paper, students at The University of Texas at Austin and UCSF successfully created the first-ever bacterial photographs. Their work is published in this week's issue of Nature (Nov. 24, 2005), which is devoted
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  • The Mothman Adventures
    Astrobiologists often have compelling adventures in far-flung locations. Charles Cockell, professor and chair of microbiology at the Open University in the UK, recounts an unusual expedition collecting moths in Indonesia.
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  • Lichen Cosmonauts?
    One of the main focuses in the search for living organisms on other planets and the possibilities for transfer of life between planets currently centres on bacteria, due to the organism's simplicity and the possibility of it surviving an interplanetary journey exposed to the harsh
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