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Arsenic Eating Microbe Found at Mono Lake, California… NOT!!

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, December 10, 2010

It would seem that the “good ol’ boys (and girls)” at NASA got it wrong. You’d think that’d be a source of embarrassment for them. Apparently not.

Earlier, the MSM (Main Stream Media) trumpeted the news that… well, you read the headlines, and this entry’s headline too. You’d think they’d report that error. Apparently not. And, you’d think that’d be a source of embarrassment for them. Apparently not.

Read more about their mistakes here:
NASA’s Mono Lake Arsenic Microbes Not Quite As Advertized

by Jonathan DuHamel on Dec. 09, 2010, under General Science
http://tucsoncitizen.com/wryheat/2010/12/09/nasa%E2%80%99s-mono-lake-arsenic-microbes-not-quite-as-advertized/

The remainder of this entry follows the photograph. ↴↴

Mono Lake, Mono county, California is located in the high desert mountains of the Eastern Sierras range in Inyo National Forest.

Arsenic Eating Microbe Found at Mono Lake, California

NASA image captured Dec 16, 1999

NASA-funded astrobiology research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth.

Researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California have discovered the first known microorganism on Earth able to thrive and reproduce using the toxic chemical arsenic. The microorganism substitutes arsenic for phosphorus in its cell components.

To read more about this discovery go to: www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/features/astrobiology_toxic_…

To learn more about this image go to: earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=8388

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.

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NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data provided by the University of Maryland’s Global Land Cover Facility. Text by Michon Scott.

Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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Satellite image of Mono Lake, Mono county, California - Mono Lake is in Inyo National Forest, and though it is highly saline and mineralogically dense, it flourishes with life.

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One Response to “Arsenic Eating Microbe Found at Mono Lake, California… NOT!!”

  1. […] Remember NASA’s recent debacle with arsenic and microbes at Mono Lake, CA? […]

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