Microbial Colony in U.S. Suggests Life Could Live on Mars

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
Topics: Biosphere:Astrobiology, Solar system, Biosphere:Biogeochemistry
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Planetary Science, BiogeoscienceKeywords: Lidy Springs, Idaho