Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Research suggests Earth microbes could survive on Mars

Since the first Mariner probes reached the Red Planet in the 1960s, it’s become clear just how very alien Mars is and how hard it is to find parallel examples of possible Martian life on Earth. However, it’s not impossible. Rebecca Mickol, a doctoral student in space and planetary sciences at the University of Arkansas, has discovered that two species of methane-producing bacteria can live in the harsh conditions on Mars, and may aid in the search for life there... Continue Reading Research suggests Earth microbes could survive on Mars

Section: Science

Tags: Bacteria, Earth, Mars, Methane, Microbes

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