Gareth Branwyn garethb2 at EARTHLINK.NET
Thu Jan 17 19:27:43 UTC 2002

Extreme life has been around for a few years at least. I believe it was
first coined to label the various plant and animal forms discovered
living around deep ocean volcanic vents.

RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:
> I came across the phrase EXTREME LIFE in today's DURHAM MORNING HERALD (1/17/
> 02, pA7/1&3); not sure from the context if it is a nonce form, a mistake, or
> some established form that I knew nothing about before:
> <<Scientists ... have discovered a unique community of microbes that thrive
> without sunlight or oxygen. ... In the light of the findings, researchers
> said the question should no longer be whether extreme life exists on Mars and
> elsewhere.>>
> The article refers to a an article published today in the journal NATURE.

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