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Earth’s Deserts Show How Microbes Survive on Mars

Hopes for life on planets such as Mars rise when looking at how micro-organisms survive here on Earth, in the most arid conditions Here, on Earth, micro-organisms can survive even in the most arid conditions, such as in the driest corners of South America’s Atacama Desert, where decades can pass without any rain falling. These rough, dry conditions mean that the salt in the soil is very concentrated, with l ...

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