Microbes in the News

SLiME may exist on Mars

Article synopsis:
A strange community of bacteria flourishes in water-filled rock chambers deep below the earth's surface. Researchers refer to them as "subsurface lithoautotrophic microbial ecosystem" or SLiME, and believe similar organisms could exist on Mars.

Article citation:
"Researchers Studying Radioactive Cleanup Also Ponder Life On Mars," Associated Press, Oct. 19, 1995, p. .

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SCIENCE ON-LINE has a synopsis of a related article from SCIENCE Magazine entitled Can Deep Bacteria Live on Nothing But Rocks and Water?. It also has an abstract of the technical report on this research.

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