Brines on Mars not habitable, study says

Brines are common on Mars, but not ‘special’.

As the search for life beyond Earth continues, this article could be used with students to discuss what the needs would be for life to exist and how scientists narrow their search. It is best suited to students in years 4, 5, 7, and 8 studying Earth and Space, Chemical, or Biological Sciences.

Use the interactive resources to investigate the needs for life on other planets.


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Brines on Mars not habitable, study says | Cosmos

Brines on Mars not habitable, study says | Cosmos

Years: 4, 5, 7, 8

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Searching for life activities:


Biological Sciences –  Ecosystems, Cells, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Mixtures and Separations, Solids/Liquids/Gases

Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences –  Interdependence and Ecosystems, Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space