Our Snowball Earth

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Event type: talk, meet the scientist

Location: Attenborough Studio

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Free, no booking required

There is a theory that hundreds of millions of years ago, the entire planet was covered in snow and ice on a scale that would be completely impossible today.

It would have been inhospitable for most life forms even then. Yet life not only survived but flourished in the aftermath as it diversified into the many forms of complex life we see today. 

Meet a scientist who studies extremophiles - life that can survive in extreme places - and learn about what could have endured our snowball Earth.

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How to find the Attenborough Studio

The Attenborough Studio is in the Darwin Centre in the Orange Zone.

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