Allison Murray

Dec. 07, 2012

Unlocking a Lake’s Bacterial Secrets, Beneath 20 Meters of Ice

Bacteria locked under Antarctic lake ice may shed light on life’s limits, and the possibility of life on other worlds.

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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