Grand Prismatic Pool

 
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The grand prismatic pool is one of the main attractions of Yellowstone. It's formed by volcanic activity close to the surface, and the orange 'mud' is actually a bacteria mat that lives in the 170 degrees Fahrenheit water.

Scientists didn't think anything could live in an environment as extreme as this, but now speculate that if we find life on other planets, it will be similar to the bacteria found in this pool.

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talsi - Oct 18, 2008 09:41 AM EDT
Interesting about the bacteria - I like the mist rising from the water.
Guest - Nov 08, 2007 12:18 PM EDT
What an interesting photograph. I've learned from this photograph. Thanks for the info.
Guest - Jul 31, 2007 07:38 PM EDT
Great shot. I didn't see that when I was in YSP.
Guest - Jul 29, 2007 06:48 AM EDT
Neat capture of the mist or steam rising on this photo, great discription of the photo too. Carol

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