Dried Earth microbes could grow on Mars with just a little humidity

In experiments, salt-loving bacteria revived and doubled their numbers after absorbing damp air

Washington state’s Hot Lake

MICROBE FIT FOR MARS Salt-loving bacteria from Washington state’s Hot Lake — so named because it doesn’t freeze — may be able to survive on Mars, new research suggests. 

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