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Caves: Extreme Conditions for Life

Caves: Extreme Conditions for Life

This video segment, adapted from a NOVA broadcast, discusses the extreme environments that caves present for living organisms, and the unique strategies for survival adopted by communities of cave-dwelling microbes that live off simple inorganic compounds like iron and sulfur. It also points out that life might also exist on other planets that provide similar primitive conditions. The segment is four minutes forty-two seconds in length.... Show More


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