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The Martian Underground Was Safe Place For Early Life

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December 10, 1998
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In the early years of the solar system, when giant chunks of rock and ice pummeled the planets, the best place for life to survive if life existed at all was in underground niches on Mars. If Martian microbes existed, and survived the large impacts by hiding in the Martian subsurface, they could have later traveled to Earth, via meteorites, and seeded terrestrial life.

In the early years of the solar system, when giant chunks of rock and ice pummeled the planets, the best place for life to survive if life existed at all was in underground niches on Mars.


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