Today I did an experiment on 24 natural hypoliths (quartz rocks colonized by cyanobacteria) that showed that cyanobacteria can grow in light levels as low as 0.05% of direct sunlight. As Chris McKay put it, "this shows they could grow on Pluto, if Pluto wasn't so cold." I think this will get published in a scientific journal.
But, this is Africa and I know my audience. Here are some animals:
Ostriches, Springbok and Gemsbok, respectively. Below is a puff adder. It was small, but Alacia was wearing flip-flops.
I leave Gobabeb tomorrow for California. There probably won't be time for me to post to this blog tomorrow morning because I am going to climb a distant dune to watch the sun rise. So, consider this my last post from Namibia. I will sign off with some pictures of the NASA team chilling in the desert.