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Thermincola carboxydiphila  [000.010.129]

Thermincola carboxydiphila [000.010.129]

In every season, at every hour, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is a stunning and surprising landscape. Remote enough for dark skies to allow the Milky Way to shine and featuring steam rising from hot springs tinted with colorful bacteria and reflecting the aurora borealis, a night in the park offers enough wonders for a lifetime. Photo courtesy of Bryony Richards.

In every season, at every hour, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is a stunning and surprising landscape. Remote enough for dark skies to allow the Milky Way to shine and featuring steam rising from hot springs tinted with colorful bacteria and.

Step-like deposits of limestone rock are covered with bright algae and bacteria at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone.

Several key ingredients combine to make the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces: heat, water, limestone, and a rock fracture system through which hot water can reach the earth's surface.

Morning Glory Rainbow Pool - Yellow Stone National Park

Morning Glory Rainbow Pool - Yellow Stone National Park.

Morning Glory rainbow pool at Yellowstone Park. Morning Glory Pool is a hot spring in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in the United States.

Combustion is often a rapid process, as in the case of fire. How can cells control the burning process so well? The question has long puzzled researchers. Using bacteria from hot springs, researchers from Stockholm University now have the answer.

Combustion is often a rapid process, as in the case of fire. How can cells control the burning process so well? The question has long puzzled researchers. Using bacteria from hot springs, researchers from Stockholm University now have the answer.

The Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming, USA. The biggest hot spring in the country is 113 m wide and is found in Yellowstone National Park. It got its name due to the vibrant iridescent colours that match those of a rainbow. The effect is caused by bacteria. The colour of the spring’s rim changes every season, except for the center, which is free from bacteria due to the extreme temperature of 70 °C.

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park - the largest hot spring in North America

In the extreme world of bacteria, stunts such as living in hot springs or without oxygen are, like, totally unimpressive. But then there are bacteria that live off electricity, feeding directly on naked electrons. Even more surprisingly, scientists are finding that these bacteria are not even that rare.

Electricity-Eating Bacteria Are Real and More Common Than We Thought

In the extreme world of bacteria, stunts such as living in hot springs or without oxygen are, like, totally unimpressive. But then there are bacteria that live off electricity, feeding directly on naked electrons. Even more surprisingly, scientists are finding that these bacteria are not even that rare.

From the Forest of Fairy Tales

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone- The largest hot spring in the US, and third largest in the world, the Grand Prismatic Spring is definitely one of the sights you want to see in this lifetime.

Natural Wonders of the US. Right here in the US, 5 out of 6 on the West coast. Road trip time!

Odd Natural Wonders

Photo: Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming - actual color. Center is 199 degrees F, populated by organisms called thermophiles. Multicolored bacteria cluster around the cooler perimeter. Photo by George Steinmetz

Ten Cool Things for Kids in Yellowstone National Park

Mysterious Phenomenon by Nature, Part II

"Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin".The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States, and the third largest in the world. It is located in the Midway Geyser Basin.

Even in a world of snow, Yellowstone has a show of colors. These colorful bacteria are a part of a thermal feature that became visibly active last May near the Upper Terrace parking lot at Mammoth Hot Springs. The white and beige threads are Sulfurihydrogenibium yellowstonense and the green colors are cyanobacteria. Find out more about microbes here: www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/otherlifeforms.htm.

Even in a world of snow, Yellowstone has a show of colors. These colorful bacteria are a part of a thermal feature that became visibly active last May near the Upper Terrace parking lot at Mammoth Hot Springs. The white and beige threads are Sulfurihydrogenibium yellowstonense and the green colors are cyanobacteria. Find out more about microbes here: www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/otherlifeforms.htm.

One of my favorite parts of Wyoming's Yellowstone...

The Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park This is the largest hot spring in the United States, and largest in the world.

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