Latest News for: Hydrothermal vents


Recreating chemistry from the origin of life

The Irish Times 22 Jul 2021
I’ve always been interested in the natural world ... And now it is my passion, too ... What have you been finding?. We recreated the type of environment seen in alkaline hydrothermal vents deep in the ocean, and found that their warm, salty and alkaline conditions could support the development of “protocells” with membranes using these fatty acids ... .

The spectrum of research

RNZ 20 Jul 2021
If no-one has done the basic research into how cells and immune systems work, you have nowhere to start ... Listen ... Blue sky thinking. Craig Cary from the University of Waikato has been to the most extreme environments around the world - from deep sea, super hot and toxic hydrothermal vents, to the ultimate in dry and cold on Mount Erebus in Antarctica ... .

Role of deep-sea microbial predators at hydrothermal vents examined

Science Daily 16 Jul 2021
The hydrothermal vent fluids from the Gorda Ridge spreading center in the northeast Pacific Ocean ...

Study examines the role of deep-sea microbial predators at hydrothermal vents

Phys Dot Org 16 Jul 2021
"Our findings provide a first estimate of protistan grazing pressure within hydrothermal vent food webs, highlighting the important role that diverse deep-sea protistan communities play in deep-sea carbon cycling," according to the paper, Protistan grazing impacts microbial ...

3.42-Billion-Year-Old Fossil Of Hydrothermal Vent Microbes Oldest Of Its Kind

Forbes 16 Jul 2021
A team of international researchers, led by the University of Bologna, has discovered the fossilized remains of methane-feeding microbes that lived in a hydrothermal system beneath the seafloor 3.42 billion years ago ... .

Cabinet Office to Organize Society 5.0 Expo to Showcase Japan’s Advanced Technologies and Achievements

Egypt Commercial News 15 Jul 2021
This is expected to be Japan’s first major expo to focus on Society 5.0 ... SkyDrive flying car ... Stage 1 Prologue ... Exhibits of Japan’s ocean exploration and environmental-simulation technology will include autonomous underwater vehicles for exploring hydrothermal vents and ocean-floor resources and advanced solutions for ocean research ... Venue.

Oldest Evidence Of Life Around Hydrothermal Vents Has Implications For Other Worlds

IFL Science 14 Jul 2021
Rocks collected in South Africa's Barberton Greenstone Belt reveal evidence for microbial life around hydrothermal vents 3.42 billion years ago ... One of biology's great unsettled debates is whether life formed in a warm little pond, as Darwin proposed (perhaps assisted by meteorites) or on the seafloor around hydrothermal vents.

OceanGate, Inc.'s Carbon Fiber and Titanium, 5-Crewmember Submersible Dives 3800 Meters to the Titanic Wreck Site

Ellensburg Daily Record 13 Jul 2021
EVERETT, Wash., July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- OCEANGATE, INC ... Titan submersible. ... ###. Media Inquiries ... The organization conducts undersea expeditions to explore and document the 95% of the seafloor that man has never visited including iconic shipwrecks, hydrothermal vents, deep-sea canyons, and uncommon biological events around the world ... ....

Undersea volcanoes are home to more life than we know

Vox 12 Jul 2021
And whether those volcanoes are long dead, adorned with hydrothermal vents, or erupting hellfire, expeditions like those to the Mariana Arc show a world teeming with life ... These materials are found in potato-sized, rocky-metallic nodules on the ocean floor, in hydrothermal vents, and within the crusts of seamounts.

Could there be microbial life in the ocean of Saturn’s moon Enceladus?

Digital Trends 10 Jul 2021
These chemicals are also found in the hydrothermal vents on Earth’s ocean floor — and as these vents are known to host life, scientists have wondered if Enceladus’s ocean might be able to as well ... hydrothermal vents could be habitable to Earthlike microorganisms.

Possible signs of alien life discovered in this space body [details]

International Business Times 10 Jul 2021
It is still unclear how this methane is produced, but researchers believe that it could be coming out from activity at hydrothermal vents present on Enceladus's interior seafloor.  ... be that Enceladus' hydrothermal vents could be habitable to Earthlike microorganisms.

This Week In Science!

IFL Science 09 Jul 2021
Methane Detected In The Plumes Of Enceladus Could Be A Sign Of Life ... Enceladus has a deep ocean beneath its icy shell, and chemicals detected in the plumes escaping from its surface hint at hydrothermal vents on its ocean floor ... Read The Full Story Here. One Psilocybin Dose May Help Regrow Neuronal Connections Lost In Depression ... SUBSCRIBE TODAY!. .

Liquid lessons: What can we learn from the world’s oldest water?

Hindustan Times 09 Jul 2021
The water has been lying underground for 1.6 billion years. Barbara Sherwood Lollar, the geologist who discovered the samples, says they hold the key to how life evolved here and how it may thrive on other planets ... In it, microbes feast on hydrogen and sulphate, surviving without sunlight the way they do in hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor ... Skip.

Cassini Saw Methane in Enceladus’ Plumes. Scientists Don’t Know How it Could be There Without Life

Universe Today 08 Jul 2021
The process for how the methane is produced is not known at this time, but the study suggests that the surprisingly large amount of methane found are likely coming from activity at hydrothermal vents present on Enceladus’s interior seafloor.