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NASA study: Life from Earth could survive on Mars, at least for a while – CNET

The mold that’s hard to get out of your house could follow humans to the red planet.

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Marsbox payload in the Earth’s middle stratosphere. The shutter is open exposing the top layer samples to UV radiation.
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This story is part of Welcome to Mars, our series exploring the red planet.
Scientists say some microbes from Earth could survive on Mars, at least temporarily, raising new problems and possibilities for future exploration of the red planet.
Researchers from NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) sent certain microbes into Earth’s stratosphere, where conditions are strikingly…

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