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All about Mars.....

18 Feb 2016, 08:25 UTC
All about Mars.....
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To find life on Mars, follow the salt:At present our exloration of Mars has focussed on parts that saw habitable - which means watery - environent in the ancient, ancient past.But that might not be the best way to find evidence of life: Mars took aeons to die, and any life there would have evolved to protect itself - and it might have followed the same adaptation processes organisms on Earth have for extreme dryness. That'd mean the right tactic to find it would be following salt, not water, according to Dirk Schulze-Makuch, an astrobiologist at Washington State University."There is a predictable sequence of how organisms adapt to increasing dryness," he  told Space.com.Eventually microbes seem to hit on the trick of living inside layers of salt crystals - particular types of salt will suck moisture out of even Mars-dry air and form brine water. Liquid brines within salt crusts might have served as the last available habitats for life near the Martian surface, Schulze-Makuch said  In fact, in this way Martian life might have survived to ths day Ordnance Survey releases Mars mapOS is brand of map very well known to anyone who has gone hiking in the UK - at least, ...

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