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