Microbial Colony in U.S. Suggests Life Could Live on Mars
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/01/0116_020116microbes.html

John Roach, National Geographic News


This article from National Geographic News explores the possibility that methanogens, which derive their energy from geothermal hydrogen and produce methane as a byproduct, could survive on Mars. These microscopic organisms live in hydrothermal waters 200 meters below the surface, a condition that may mimic those found on Mars and the Jovian moon Europa.

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Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Biology:Astrobiology, Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Planetary Science, Biogeoscience
Topics: Solar system, Biosphere:Biogeochemistry, AstrobiologyKeywords: Lidy Springs, Idaho