Study of microbes from extreme habitats may aid search for life on Mars

(Natural News) Deserts are among the most inhospitable places on Earth. Yet, nestled under sun-soaked, rocky valleys, life exists. These minute, photosynthetic organisms are known as hypolithic cyanobacteria or simply hypoliths, and they’ve managed to survive in the most unwelcoming of places. This uncanny ability to shrug off conditions that would doom most animals and…

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