Life in extreme environments applied to the habitability of the Universe

By YILIANG LI

The University of Hong Kong

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Abstract

Extremophiles thrive in ice, boiling water, acid, the water core of nuclear reactors, salt crystals, and toxic waste and in a range of extreme habitats that were previously thought to be inhospitable for life. Extremophiles include representatives of Bacteria, Archaea, and Eucarya; however, the majority are microorganisms. Knowledge of extremophilic habitats expands the number and types of extraterrestrial locations that may be targeted for searching a second origin of life.

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  • YILIANG LI (2013), "Life in extreme environments applied to the habitability of the Universe," http://astrobiologyfuture.org/resources/39.