Has Anyone Solved This Mars Mission Ending Problem Yet‽

Earth’s third nearest neighbor Mars has been beckoning potential space explorers for over a century to brave the dangerous expanse of space to establish human settlements upon the crimson world. However, unless we solve the perchlorate problem, the only sentient life forms which will create outposts on the red planet will be robots. The scientists followed-up with another round of experiments that looked at the toxic effects of iron oxides and hydrogen peroxide, which are also found in Martian soil. These tests yielded even more bad news for microscopic Martians: when the bacteria were hit with UV rays in...

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