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Unique Bacteria Hold Clues Of Life On Other Planets

Bacteria discovered in an oxygen-starved area of Argentina could demonstrate how life could exist on Mars or other planets, according to a Wednesday article by Reuters reporter Kylie Stott.

A team that included National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) microbiologist Maria Eugenia Farias discovered the unique strands of bacteria--called "polyextremophiles" because they can survive in multiple different types of extreme conditions--in an inhospitable area of the South American country known as Lake Diamante.

In fact, millions of them were discovered in the center of a giant volcanic crater, located some 15,000-plus feet above sea level at the Lake Diamante site, according to the report.
 
 

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