Alpine and polar lichens could also survive on Mars!

Foto: Dr Jean-Pierre de Vera. German Aerospace Center (DLR).
DLR Institute of Planetary Research, Mars simulation project
Planetary researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) simulated the conditions on Mars for 34 days and exposed various microorganisms to this environment. "During this period, the lichens and bacteria continued to demonstrate measurable activity and carry out photosynthesis," says Jean-Pierre de Vera.
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