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Is Mars Habitable Underground?

Postby laconte » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:59 pm

A new study says that large regions of Mars’ subsurface could be even more sustainable for life than previously thought. Scientists found that large regions could be capable of sustaining life -- three percent of the planet actually, albeit mostly underground. It is already known that there are vast deposits of ice below the surface, so there could be liquid water a bit deeper where it is warmer. Those conditions would be ideal for bacteria or other simple organisms.

Modified from http://www.universetoday.com/91848/new- ... tain-life/.
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