On Mars, most life from Earth would not survive — but microbes like the black mold fungus might survive on the Red Planet's surface for a substantial timeframe. But, recent photos seem to suggest that a fungus-like specimen is growing on Mars and increasing in size, according to a new study published in the journal Advances in Microbiology.
While we're not slamming the "life on Mars" button — the specimens the black fungi-bacteria-like specimens also appeared atop the rovers that took the images. If there is a fungi-like life form on Mars, it's very exciting, but it could also pose a potential biohazard risk to future astronauts.
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