October 24, 2018

An article published in the journal “Nature Geoscience” describes a research into the possibilities that the salt water beneath the surface of Mars contains oxygen. A team of researchers created a series of simulations based on the possible conditions existing in those environments, concluding that there can be oxygen in the case of exchanges with the atmosphere. This means that it’s possible that in the underground lake containing very salty liquid water of which the discovery was announced in July 2018 there’s some possibility that life forms exist that use oxygen in their metabolism.