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Subject: Subject: Astrobiology: Living breathing planet w/o H2O?

Date: Fri Feb 10 21:20:05 2006
Posted by Kevin
Grade level: 10-12 School: Westwood
City: No city entered. State/Province: No state entered. Country: USA
Area of science: General Biology
ID: 1139631605.Gb

I've seen a show called "Alien Planet" and it sprung up a new crazy field of 
science - astrobiology. The show featured a hypothetical planet that supported 
life but had barely any water, so much as an "amoebic" sea. So my question is: 
Is it possible for any organism to survive without liquid water? And what does 
it mean to be a carbon-based lifeform?

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