Algae in Antarctica

Many exoplanets look inhospitable to life — they are too cold or too hot, or they lack water or a breathable atmosphere. But that does not necessarily mean they are lifeless. After all, some lifeforms found on Earth, known as extremophiles, survive under the most extreme conditions. Despite the lack of sunlight, ice algae have been found under several metres of Antarctic sea ice.


Lars Chresten/Lund Hansen

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