When it comes to water on Earth, life finds a way. Even in the hottest, most acidic, and saltiest waters in the world, odds are you’ll find some kind of organism adapted to live in it. There is, however, a place with water so extremely inhospitable that no native life has ever been found there.
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The preprint of our article about #Dallol (in review) is out on @biorxiv_micrbio. With 200 samples analyzed instead of 2, we refute the recent claim of life in the polyextreme Dallol #hydrothermal ponds published in @SciReports, which was relayed by a lot of media… https://t.co/NlS7LPIjiE
— Belilla Jodie (@BelillaJodie) June 8, 2019
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9507-life-finds-a-way-in-the-driest-desert-on-earth/, https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2017.00993/full, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-35051-w