Life in the Ocean Depths

In 1977, an expedition set out to the Galápagos Rift to study hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor. They expected the equivalent of an underwater desert, as no sunlight reaches the seafloor at these depths. Instead, they found a thriving biological ecosystem, filled with organisms never seen before.… Read the rest

The age of discovery – Are we alone in the universe?

As the discoveries of new planetary bodies are being made at a rapid rate around us, it inspires the question, “Are we alone in the universe?” The search for planets and development of theories on life outside of Earth is now a science in its own right, known as astrobiology.… Read the rest