Dallol, (Ethiopia) The Search for Extreme Limits of Life

In Northern Ethiopia, a unique volcanic site is home to strange hydrothermal events, combining the most extreme conditions on Earth in terms of temperature, hyperacidity, salinity, and intense aridity. For the first time ever, an international team of biologists, microbial ecologists, geologist, and crystallographers has gone there in the hopes of finding traces of life, there where everything seems so hostile to its existence.

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