Ancient Mars microbes may have made their planet uninhabitable through climate change

A new climate modeling study has found that ancient microbes caused a climate change on Mars that made the planet less habitable, which may eventually lead to its extinction.

According to the study, simple microbes that feed on hydrogen and excrete methane can thrive Mars About 3.7 billion years ago, around the same time that primitive life was taking hold a landPrimordial oceans. But while the appearance simple life It gradually created an environment conducive to more complex life forms, and just the opposite has happened on Mars, according to a team of scientists led by astrobiologist Boris Souteri of the Institut Biologie de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS) in Paris, France.

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