Buried In Ice For 2800 Years, Life Finds A Way

Scientists researching the frozen Lake Vida in East Antarctica have discovered living microbes, sealed away beneath the ice for 2800 years. They retrieved the bacteria by drilling some 27 meters into the ice, where it flourished in salty, unfrozen water. “[The bacteria] probably survive by metabolising the abundant quantities of hydrogen and oxides of nitrogen …

Continue Reading...

Aurora Borealis In Iceland

Photo: Aurora Borealis In Iceland

An aurora is a natural phenomenon in which charged particles from solar winds and the magnetosphere collide with atoms in Earth’s upper atmosphere. Luminous swirls appear in the sky, shades of green and sometimes red or blue, painting the night in an alien glow. In the north, this phenomenon is called the Aurora Borealis, or …

Continue Reading...

The Search For Alien Worlds Continues

In our quest for life beyond Earth, have we been looking in the right places? As human beings, we are carbon-based lifeforms living on a, let’s be honest, relatively temperate planet ideally situated within our solar system to sustain biological life. We’ve got the works: Water, breathable oxygen, light from the sun. It’s perfect. But …

Continue Reading...