apr 302012
Surviving the conditions on Mars

  Alpine and polar lichens could also survive on Mars. Planetary researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) simulated the conditions on Mars for 34 days and exposed various microorganisms to this environment. Surviving lichen in the German experiment. Credit: German Aerospace Center (DLR) “During this period, the lichens [continue reading]