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Space snacks – if there’s life on Mars, they’re likely to be eating cosmic dust

Mars is a barren and inhospitable place, however, scientists think there is a chance that simple lifeforms such as microbes may still exist on the planet. But if they are out there – what are they eating?

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 16 July, 2019
Nova Rover

Earth to Mars: Monash team takes on world's best in rover challenge

A student team from Monash University is taking one small step for Australia and one giant leap for future life on Mars as it competes against the world’s best to build the next generation of space rovers that will one day accompany human

General News 21 May, 2019
Adams Flat

Living on thin air – researchers discover microbes that could survive beyond earth

Monash microbiologists have shown how life can exist in extreme environments.

Biology 7 December, 2017
Stony-metoerite from the Nullarbor Plain, South Australia

New research opens the way to understand life on Mars through meteorites

Research led by Monash Earth scientists has added a new dimension to understanding life on Mars with the discovery that meteorites may be able to ‘trap’ evidence of Martian life.

Earth Atmosphere and Environment 20 July, 2017