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Life at the Edge: Life in Extreme Environments on Earth and the Search for Life in the Universe

Dr. Lynn RothschildNovember 11, 2009

Dr. Lynn Rothschild (NASA Ames Research Center)

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Astrobiologist Lynn Rothschild has gone from the Bolivian Andes to the Rift Valley of Kenya searching for the hardiest of organisms in the most extreme environments for life. By getting to know life forms on Earth that can occupy the most hostile niches, we can begin to understand the survival requirements for life in general. She describes her quest for “life at the edge” and how such discoveries will shape our search for life in the Solar System and beyond.