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Extreme Photosynthesis: How Life on Earth Could Survive on Mars

A Chroococcidiopsis colony containing both normal and “far-red” photosynthetic c

A Chroococcidiopsis colony containing both normal and “far-red” photosynthetic cells. Credit: Dennis Nürnberg

By Elmars Krausz

The discovery of a new form of photosynthesis extends the limits where life can survive on Earth, and might provide a first step to terraforming Mars.

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