Emergence

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How and Why Did Life Emerge? Whoever answers this question will have solved one of science’s greatest mysteries. Since groundbreaking experiments performed in the 1950s, researchers have felt they almost had the answer—but not quite. Follow this board to learn more about the exhibit, Emergence: A New View of Life's Origin

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What are archaea? Examples of archaea, images of archaea, definition of archaea vs.

Examples of Archaea, a Tree of Life Domain | Museum of Natural History & Science

What are archaea? Examples of archaea, images of archaea, definition of archaea vs. bacteria. Natural history museum activities online.

The moth spirit guide brings lessons of self-exploration and transformation. Read black moth symbolism, white moth meaning, brown moth in the house & more! Moth Symbolism, Pink Moth, Insects Names, Emperor Moth, Flight Patterns, Butterflies, Dark, Healthy Life, Nature

Biodiversity of Plants, Animals and other Eukaryotes | Museum of Natural History & Science

Did you know genetic scientists are reorganizing the eukaryote domain of the Tree of Life (which includes plants and animals) from kingdoms to supergroups? Natural history museum activities online.

Origin of Life Timeline, exhibit installation

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Origin of Life Timeline, exhibit installation

Extremophiles in Caves:  Extremophiles are organisms that thrive in all kinds of extreme environments. They are found throughout New Mexico—on the surfaces of desert rocks, cave walls, lava tubes, and mineshafts. In these environments, scientists have discovered thousands of species of microorganisms whose genes have remained virtually unchanged over billions of years. Going back so far in time, these organisms may harbor important clues to how life originated.

Extremophiles in Caves: Extremophiles are organisms that thrive in all kinds of extreme environments. They are found throughout New Mexico—on the surfaces of desert rocks, cave walls, lava tubes, and mineshafts. In these environments, scientists have discovered thousands of species of microorganisms whose genes have remained virtually unchanged over billions of years. Going back so far in time, these organisms may harbor important clues to how life originated.

What are archaea? Examples of archaea, images of archaea, definition of archaea vs.

Types of Bacteria on the Tree of Life | Museum of Natural History & Science

Learn about bacteria domain taxonomy. Explore various types of bacteria, including images of bacteria found in caves. Natural history museum activities online.

Explore biodiversity, evolution, the taxonomy of the genetic (DNA) tree of life, and the origin of life. Greatest Mysteries, New View, Tree Of Life, Natural History, Genetics, Programming, School Ideas, Evolution

Three Domains of the Genetic Tree of Life | Museum of Natural History & Science

Tree of Life interactive

Illustrated Formation of Earth

400 million years ago, the action of plants and fungi breaks down rocks and minerals to create clays and soils. (Blue Green Earth from the Origin of Life Timeline)

400 million years ago, the action of plants and fungi breaks down rocks and minerals to create clays and soils. (Blue Green Earth from the Origin of Life Timeline)

billion years ago, the earth forms a thin crust above layers of magma. Volcanoes eject gasses that create a new atmosphere and streams of molten magma, or lava, which add to the crust. (Black Earth from the Origin of life Timeline)

4.5–4.0 billion years ago, the earth forms a thin crust above layers of magma. Volcanoes eject gasses that create a new atmosphere and streams of molten magma, or lava, which add to the crust. (Black Earth from the Origin of life Timeline)

Students and faculty from New Mexico Highlands University capturing footage of extremophile environments in Carlsbad Caverns for video in exhibit. New Mexico Highlands University, 3d Video, Greatest Mysteries, New View, Exhibit, Astronomy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Students

Students and faculty from New Mexico Highlands University capturing footage of extremophile environments in Carlsbad Caverns for 3d video in exhibit.

Microbiologist, Penelope Boston, discusses extremophiles in caves. Extremophiles are organisms that thrive in all kinds of extreme environments. They are found throughout New Mexico—on the surfaces of desert rocks, cave walls, lava tubes, and mineshafts. In these environments, scientists have discovered thousands of species of microorganisms whose genes have remained virtually unchanged over billions of years. These organisms may harbor important clues to how life originated.

million years ago, rapid fluctuations in the composition of the atmosphere lead to extreme changes in climate, including alternating periods when ice blankets the Earth. (Snowball Earth from the Origin of Life Timeline)

750–570 million years ago, rapid fluctuations in the composition of the atmosphere lead to extreme changes in climate, including alternating periods when ice blankets the Earth. (Snowball Earth from the Origin of Life Timeline)

2.0 billion years ago, rising oxygen levels cause iron and iron-containing minerals in the black basalt to oxidize, turning the Earth’s rocky surface shades of red. Rising oxygen levels also create a layer of ozone (O3) in the upper atmosphere, further blocking ultraviolet solar radiation. (Red Earth from the Origin of Life Timeline) Life Timeline, Red Rising, Greatest Mysteries, New View, Shades Of Red, Ultra Violet, Turning, Minerals, Solar

2.0 billion years ago, rising oxygen levels cause iron and iron-containing minerals in the black basalt to oxidize, turning the Earth’s rocky surface shades of red. Rising oxygen levels also create a layer of ozone (O3) in the upper atmosphere, further blocking ultraviolet solar radiation. (Red Earth from the Origin of Life Timeline)

Make a Living Cell interactive, exhibit installation Greatest Mysteries, New View, Exhibit, This Or That Questions, The Originals, Life

Make a Living Cell interactive, exhibit installation