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Mars likely to have enough oxygen to support life – study

PARIS, France -- Salty water just below the surface of Mars could hold enough oxygen to support the kind of microbial life that emerged and flourished on Earth billions of years ago, researchers reported Monday. In some locations, the amount of oxygen available could even keep alive a primitive, multicellular animal such as a sponge, they reported in the journal Nature Geosciences. We discovered that brines -- water with high concentrations of salt -- on Mars can contain enough oxygen for microbes to

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