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Alien Worlds Beneath Our Feet: Why Penelope Boston Explores Caves

During a visit to Perimeter Institute to deliver a sold-out public lecture, Dr. Penelope Boston sat down to explain why she explores caves, what cave life might tell us about life elsewhere in the universe, and how it feels to emerge after five days in a toxic underground world. Dr. Boston is Director of the Cave and Karst Studies Program and Professor in the Earth & Environmental Sciences Department at the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, in Socorro, NM. Boston is also Associate Director of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute in Carlsbad, NM.

Watch Dr. Boston’s full Perimeter Institute Public Lecture: http://pirsa.org/displayFlash.php?id=13120045

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