DISTRIBUTION AND HABITABILITY OF (META)STABLE BRINES ON PRESENT-DAY MARS.

@article{RveraValentin2020DISTRIBUTIONAH,
  title={DISTRIBUTION AND HABITABILITY OF (META)STABLE BRINES ON PRESENT-DAY MARS.},
  author={Edgard G. R{\'i}vera-Valentin and Vincent F. Chevrier and Alejandro Soto and Germ'an M. Mart'inez},
  journal={Nature astronomy},
  year={2020},
  volume={4},
  pages={
          756-761
        }
}
Special Regions on Mars are defined as environments able to host liquid water that meets certain temperature and water activity requirements that allow known terrestrial organisms to replicate1,2, and therefore could be habitable. Such regions would be a concern for planetary protection policies owing to the potential for forward contamination (biological contamination from Earth). Pure liquid water is unstable on the Martian surface3,4, but brines may be present3,5. Experimental work has shown… 

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