Microbes Survive Harsh Early-Mars Analog Conditions

A research team studying the Poás volcano in Costa Rica has found a growing microbe community surviving in the harsh, acidic crater lake.

Beth Johnson
2 min readJan 31, 2022

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IMAGE: Fieldwork at Lagune Caliente lake in Poás volcanic lake, Costa Rica. CREDIT: Justin Wang

Helping us understand the past of Mars, since we haven’t gone there with humans, yet, is studying what we call analog sites here on Earth — places…

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Beth Johnson

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