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A New Test For Life on Other Planets

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Tufas in Mono Lake, CA

Mono Lake, California, with salt pillars known as "tufas" visible. JPL scientists tested new methods for detecting chemical signatures of life in the salty waters here, believing them to be analogs for water on Mars or ocean worlds like Europa.

Credit: Mono County Tourism

A simple chemistry method could vastly enhance how scientists search for signs of life on other planets.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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