These rock-eating microbes could help us settle the Moon and Mars

In this microscopic image, Sphingomonas desiccabilis is growing on basalt. (UK Centre for Astrobiology/University of Edinburgh–Rosa Santomartino/) If humans ever want to take the unprecedented step of establishing a base on the Moon, Mars, or any other celestial destination, they may need to extract resources from local rocks to support themselves. According to a new […]