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Fraser
2006-Jun-14, 07:30 PM
A team of scientists has set out to visit an unusual hot spring on Ellesmere Island near the North Pole. This spring spews out sulphur-rich water that has become an ecosystem for bacteria in an otherwise lifeless ice field. The researchers are hoping to understand the underground structure of the spring, and locate the source of the sulphur. An environment like this could help scientists search for signs of life in other hotspots in the Solar System, such as Mars, Europa, or Enceladus.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/06/14/sulphur-spring-harbours-extreme-bacteria/)