(ORDO NEWS) — Conan is the most resistant bacterium on planet Earth.
Scientists found out that she can live on Mars for more than 280 million years. If microbes exist on the Red Planet, they could potentially have similar properties.
The resistance of the bacterium is manifested in the fact that it can withstand the most powerful radiation.
She can survive on the Red Planet, being in complete inactivity. Scientists call this research fundamental, because it indicates the possible existence of bacteria on Mars.
Deinococcus Radiodurans or Conan bacteria is able to survive in the most extreme conditions.
It has unique properties, unlike other living organisms. Scientists have found out that if microbes do exist on Mars, they are at a depth of up to 10 meters.
During the research, American scientists placed microorganisms in an environment with a critically low temperature. The bacteria were also exposed to powerful radiation.
It turned out that the Kanon bacterium has unique properties – it can withstand radiation 28,000 times more than the body of an ordinary person.
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