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Resilience of life to Astrophysical Events

  1. Jul 14, 2017 #1

    jim mcnamara

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    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-05796-x

    Abstract:
    Milnesium is a tardigrade. They can resist severe dessication, extreme heat, and extreme cold.
     
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  3. Jul 14, 2017 #2

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    We have microbes living under kilometers of rock. Heating the whole surface of Earth for a long time is the only realistic way to kill them.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2017 #3

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    That is a distinct shortcoming of the paper. But they are Astrophysicists. I take it they used tardigrades as the bellwether species.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2017 #4

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    Well, everything that boils the oceans will also heat up the mantle. It just takes a bit longer, and I don't know how much it has to heat up to kill all the microbes there.
     
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