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The question of whether there is life on Mars has been resolved by recent research in the US. Scientists have determined that the bacteria Deinococcus radiodurans, whose endurance has earned it a placement in the Guinness Book of Records, may survive for roughly 280 million years, 10 meters below the surface of Mars. Deinococcus radiodurans, sometimes known as “Conan the Bacteria,” is well known for its capacity to understand negative radiation, high and low temperatures, and acid baths.

Ancient bacteria may have lived on Mars for hundreds of millions of years, according to Northwestern University researchers. According to experts, a bacteria known as Deinococcus radiodurans might live on Mars for 280 million years if it were buried 10 meters beneath the surface. The bacterium, also known as “Conan the Bacteria” and the “superhero of the bacterial world,” made its way into the Guinness Book of Records due to its tenacity.

Although “Conan the Bacteria” is certainly not present on Mars, scientists say they think a comparable bacterium may have existed there for a comparable amount of time.

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