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

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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