Discovered bacteria that can live on Mars


26/12/2012

An international team of scientists from Russia and America found bacteria of the genus Carnobacterium on the banks of the Kolyma River in permafrost. These microorganisms are able to grow and multiply at a temperature and pressure of the oxygen concentration, which correspond to the atmosphere of Mars. Spiegel Online reports a summary of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The researchers extracted the bacteria from a depth of 12-20 meters from the sandy deposits, located on the right bank of the Kolyma River. Washing the sand samples obtained, researchers seeded solution on Wednesday, teeming with nutrients. Bacterial colonies were grown at 28


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