Life in space? Not quite. But to scientists in the arcane field of astrobiology, it's still pretty cool.
Scientists working under a grant from NASA's Astrobiology Institute report they have found bacteria -- in Mono Lake, Calif., not in space -- that could be made to live on arsenic. The organism is called GFAJ-1. The finding is important because it expands the prevailing view of what it takes for living things to survive.
"Not only did this microbe cope," said Felisa Wolfe-Simon, a NASA...Full Story