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Super salty, subzero Arctic water provides peek at possible life on other planets

20:00 EDT 11 Jul 2019 | AAAS

(University of Washington) A UW team has discovered thriving communities of bacteria in Alaskan 'cryopegs,' trapped layers of sediment with water so salty that it remains liquid at below-freezing temperatures. The setting may be similar to environments on Mars, Saturn's moon Titan, or other bodies farther from the sun.

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