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Dust Storm Electricity Might Forge Perchlorates on Mars

9 Nov 2018, 13:30 UTC
Dust Storm Electricity Might Forge Perchlorates on Mars ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Electrostatic discharge in a simulated Martian environment yields perchlorates — a potential energy source for microbial life — at abundances much greater than sunlight alone.

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