Nov 25, 2023

Scientists Say There May Be Life Under Mercury’s Salt Glaciers

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The planet Mercury seems like a place inhospitable to life, with surface temperatures reaching a blistering 800 degrees Fahrenheit due to its extremely close proximity to the Sun.

But new research suggests that there are regions on the Solar System’s smallest planet that may have the right conditions for biological life to survive.

Scientists at the Planetary Science Institute (PSI) in Arizona say they’ve found evidence of salt glaciers on the planet’s surface, regions that are similar to extremely harsh and salt-rich environments on Earth where life still finds a way to exist.

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