Jan 16, 2020

Strange ‘Martian’ Mineral Mounds Rise Up from Utah’s Great Salt Lake

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Rare mounds of a crystalline mineral have emerged above the surface of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, where they’re expected to remain just a few months before disappearing again.

Scientists think these mounds may be similar to mineral structures on Mars that could preserve traces of microbes that may have lived in the planet’s saltwater lakes billions of years ago.

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