Carlsbad Cavern, New Mexico
The SLIME team is unlocking the secrets of Carlsbad!
The scientists explore Carlsbad to see if life helped shape these caves too. For example, Leslie looks at the stuff in these caves that were once under water. She then tries to figure out if these formations like "pool fingers" are fossils made by microbes.
These pool fingers were once under water.
Scientists look at the pool fingers under a microscope to see if they were formed by microbes.
An even closer look at fossil-like filaments inside the pool finger.
If the SLIME team is finding life in these caves . . . how might scientists use these discoveries to find life on other planets?

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