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#26 2019-10-28 20:01:03

SpaceNut
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Re: Earth bacteria could thrive in briny water on Mars

Ity may be hard to believe but Some spots on Earth are too hostile for life but I am thinking that if mars did get a start on life that its just hiding...

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There’s life on polar ice sheets, in scalding hot springs, and kilometers underground. But in hot briny lakes in Africa’s Rift Valley and the cold, dry soil of Antarctica’s Shackleton Glacier Valley, life reaches its limits. In both places, teams of researchers have pinpointed conditions too hostile for even the toughest microbes.

In the Rift Valley lakes, in Ethiopia, volcanic gases venting from below acidify the water, which is also rich in salts from brines created by the evaporation of ancient and modern bodies of water. Add the heating effect of the volcanic activity, and the lakes represent an environment more extreme than any found in Yellowstone National Park or even in the Atacama Desert.

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#27 2022-09-07 13:33:28

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Re: Earth bacteria could thrive in briny water on Mars

Algae Biofuel Back From Dead, Now With Carbon Capture

https://cleantechnica.com/2022/09/06/al … n-capture/

old 2001 article

Scientists Find Evidence of Ancient Microbial Life on Mars
https://mars.nasa.gov/news/406/scientis … e-on-mars/

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'An artist’s impression of what Mars might have looked like with water, when any potential Martian microbes would have evolved.'
https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/news/micr … r-of-mars/

Last edited by Mars_B4_Moon (2022-10-11 09:36:15)

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#28 2022-09-07 19:52:23

SpaceNut
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Re: Earth bacteria could thrive in briny water on Mars

Algae is not really a bacterium...I also did not find anything about the temperature, brine or ph of what the algae is grown in.

this belongs in another topic for sure.

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