Biological Potential Seen for Mars

Mix Mars rock, water, and a heat source. What do have? Perhaps a suitable environment to support Martian life. A source of energy to power metabolism has been regarded as a limiting factor if life is to have thrived, or now exists, on the red planet. New research by a team of researchers here at the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) suggests that there’s hope in discovering still-alive organisms on Mars.