SETI bioastro: Exploring life at a hydrothermal vent in the Indian Ocean

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From: Larry Klaes (larry.klaes@incent.com)
Date: Fri Apr 27 2001 - 06:15:58 PDT


  A special LIFTOFF Explorers

Right now scientists are studying a hydrothermal vent at the
bottom of the Indian Ocean. What's so special about that? Well, how about
that it's so deep that there is no sunlight to maintain plant life, but
there are lots of creatures living there, anyway! Scientists are excited
about these creatures that can exist in such a bizarre and hostile
environment. Come read more at -

Liftoff to Space Exploration

http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/news/2001/news-thermalvent.asp?list17422-82

Teachers:

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