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Life Possible On 'Large Regions' of Mars 154

Posted by samzenpus
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astroengine writes "Australian scientists who modeled conditions on Mars to examine how much of the Red Planet was habitable have said that 'large regions' could sustain life. Using decades of global data, the researchers have evaluated the entire planet, and found that 3 percent of the Martian volume could sustain Earth-like microbial life. As a comparison, only one percent of the volume of Earth contains life. However, the only habitable regions are below the Martian surface where the temperature and pressure could sustain liquid water."
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Life Possible On 'Large Regions' of Mars

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The solution of this problem is trivial and is left as an exercise for the reader.