Antarctic Fungus Survives in Mars-like Conditions

After living for 18 months in a Mars-like environment outside the International Space Station, some Antarctic fungi were still living and dividing when examined by researchers back on Earth.

February 17, 2016
1:55 PM EST
EXPOSE-R, one of the series of facilities that exposes samples to space conditions on the outside of the International Space Station. | NASA
The Curiosity mission is just one of a series of Mars missions exploring the Red Planet's potential for habitability. | NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS