Skip to content Skip to navigation

Was There Life On Mars?

Was There Life On Mars?

Bacteria in one of the most extreme places on Earth point toward past life on Mars.

Was There Life on Mars?

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 16:45

Sofie Bates, Contributor

(Inside Science) -- When Brian Hyneck and his team went to one of the most extreme environments on Earth, they didn't expect to find life. But they did. And the bacteria they found may point to past life in the rocks on Mars.

Filed under


Authorized news sources may reproduce our content. Find out more about how that works. © American Institute of Physics

Author Bio & Story Archive

Sofie Bates is a science journalist and videographer based in Washington D.C. She holds a bachelor’s degree in genetics from the UC Davis and a master’s in science communication from UC Santa Cruz. When she’s not reporting neat science research, she likes to try new recipes, read science fiction novels, and hike with her camera in hand. Follow her on Twitter @sciencesofie