articles tagged: extremophiles
world of weird things podcast: are we getting our germs all over space?
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: are we getting our germs all over space?

A recent crash landing on the Moon was an astrobiologist's worst-case scenario, raising the question of whether we're just doomed to contaminate every world we'll ever touch.

why water could kill life on mars
# astrobiology

why water could kill life on mars

We think of water as the most essential ingredient for life, but as a recent discovery shows, it can also be toxic to living things in alien environments

why a briny mars is exciting, but isn’t necessarily good news
# astrobiology

why a briny mars is exciting, but isn’t necessarily good news

The good news is that Mars had briny oceans usually perfect for life. The bad news is that the brine contained salts used in rocket fuel...