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Mediterranean microfossils offer hope for finding life on Mars

Discovery on Earth suggests possibility of similar signs of life on the Red Planet

Tiny fossils discovered on Earth in samples of sulfates, a class of minerals recently found to be common in some parts of Mars, bodes well for finding vestiges of life on the Red Planet, astrobiologists reported April 28 during a briefing held in conjunction with the Astrobiology Science Conference 2010 in League City, Texas.

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