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In freezing cold sand, a burning hot mine, or even inside solid rock – these extremophiles live anywhere that you wouldn’t want to live. What are they? How can they live in such extreme places?


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Sources:

http://serc.carleton.edu/microbelife/extreme/endoliths/index.html
http://www.pnas.org/content/112/8/2296.full.pdf
http://discovermagazine.com/1997/may/lookingforlifein1124
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Image Sources:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Endolithic_Disk_Lichen_and_Common_Goldspeck_Lichen_(2972547824).jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cryptoendolith.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Desulforudis_audaxviator.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sarcogyne_clavus.jpg

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