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Chemical Reaction Believed To Support Underground Microbes Is Now Unlikely

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August 18, 1998
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A critical chemical reaction previously thought to support microbial life deep below Earth's surface, and possibly on Mars, is in fact highly unlikely. The findings are reported in this week's issue of the journal Science by researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s Life in Extreme Environments (LeXeN) program and affiliated with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (U. Mass.).

Findings Could Have Implications For Life On Mars And Other Planets


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