[Global] The bacteria that 3.5 billion years ago were largely responsible for the creation of a breathable atmosphere on Earth Continue reading Pushing the limit: could cyanobacteria terraform Mars?
[USA] Jonathan Trent of the OMEGA Global Initiative explains how his efforts to study the possibility of living on Mars paved the way for Continue reading This project is attempting to repurpose algae
[Germany, Global] In a long-term experiment on the International Space Station, Fraunhofer researchers studied how the extreme conditions Continue reading Algae survive heat, cold and cosmic radiation
[Germany] Seriously, algae might help us grow food on Mars. No, really: Since July 2014, scientists from Fraunhofer, a German Continue reading Algae that survives outer space could help us grow food on mars
[USA] What do an 18-year-old aspiring scientist and the 51-year-old Former U.S. Secretary of Education have in common? Continue reading She’s 18 and Working With NASA on the 2020 Mars Rover
[USA] From ancient Mayan folklore that long-snouted serpents came from Mars to the more contemporary alien DNA myths of The X-Files, Continue reading Martian life: Less alien, possibly algae at best, says UMSL astrobiologist
[Global] In a recent Hollywood movie “The Martian”, the main character, astronaut (also a botanist) Mark Watney (played by actor Matt Damon), was stuck on Mars and must rely on his own super-science knowledge to survive. Continue reading Rescue Matt Damon – How much Spirulina would be needed in order to survive on Mars for 400 days?
[USA] NASA invited the public to submit their ideas for developing the elements necessary to establish a continuous human presence on Mars, with an ever decreasing need to be reliant on Earth, Continue reading NASA announces winners for Mars challenge on achieving Earth independence
[Global, USA] Long ago, a clan of hardy microbes called cyanobacteria helped terraform the lifeless Earth into a vibrant biosphere. Today, the very same critters could be the key to colonizing Mars. Continue reading The key to colonizing mars could be these tiny green microbes
[USA] Flying astronauts all the way to Mars, as in the new movie “The Martian,” presents a vast array of extremely complex technical hurdles. Continue reading University of Tulsa professors looking to create edible algae for space travel