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Methane-Eating Microbes

A New Way to Keep Tabs on Methane-Eating Microbes

Anaerobic methanotrophs are a group of microbes that consume methane and live a low-energy lifestyle in oxygen-free environments. A new study shows that measuring the ratio of rare isotopes of methane from marine sediments is a useful tool for tracking their activities, which previously have been hard to distinguish from those of microbes that make methane.

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Methane-Eating Microbes
A New Way to Keep Tabs on Methane-Eating Microbes 23 May 2019 Feature

The amount of methane – a potent greenhouse gas – that escapes into the atmosphere would be far…

Martian Organic Molecules Came From Natural “Batteries”
Martian Organic Molecules Came From Natural “Batteries” 13 November 2018 Feature

In 2012, NASA’s Curiosity rover scooped up a handful of Martian soil and analyzed its contents to…

he Science Channel Investigates the “Dark Origins of the Moon” with DCO Scientists and Instrumentation
The Science Channel Investigates the “Dark Origins of the Moon” with DCO Scientists and Instrumentation 30 October 2018 Feature

A recent episode of the Science Channel’s documentary series “Space’s Deepest Secrets” explores the…

Mirico team
DCO Support Helped Launch Company 9 May 2018 Feature

“We are working with academics to develop the technology further for scientific applications,” said…

Panorama Mass Spectrometer Installation Timelapse 26 January 2018 Feature

Installation of the Nu Instruments Panorama Mass Spectrometer at the University of California Los…

 Nitrogen in the Atmosphere
Chemical Tug-of-War Determines Composition of Nitrogen in the Atmosphere 17 November 2017 Feature

Now, a new study by DCO researchers provides a novel way to track the movement of nitrogen through…

2017 Carnegie Science Venture Grant Benefits DCO Science 24 October 2017 Feature

DCO Extreme Physics and Chemistry researcher Alexander Goncharov and his Carnegie Institution for…

A Simple, Affordable Way to Measure Diffuse Carbon Release at Volcanoes 23 October 2017 Feature

DCO members Matteo Lelli and Brunella Raco (both at the Institute of Geosciences and Earth…

New LIDAR Instrument Lets Volcanologists Monitor Eruptions from Afar 11 April 2017 Feature

Alessandro Aiuppa, along with fellow Reservoirs and Fluxes Community members Roberto D’Aleo (both…

Transformational Instrumentation Differentiates Abiotic vs. Biotic Methane 28 February 2017 Feature

The Deep Carbon Observatory helped launch a new era of high-tech sleuthing when Young et al. (2016…

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