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Could Mars gypsum preserve microbes? | Red Planet Report

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The short answer: Yes!

“We suggest that gypsum on Mars would have entrapped, as solid inclusions and within fluid inclusions, any microorganisms and/or organic compounds that were present in its parent waters,” they note. “Therefore, fluid inclusions and solid inclusions hosted by salt minerals may be the best place to continue the search for life on Mars.”

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Written by Elizabeth McCullough

July 26, 2014 at 10:56 am

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