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The deadly secret buried in the soil of Mars: Mars Soil May Be Toxic!

Researchers fear that Mars is not suitable to be colonized. Recent discoveries suggest that the Martian soil is much more toxic than previously believed and could make it impossible to develop life forms and colonize the planet. In the soil, there are large amounts of perchlorate, a very toxic substrate that is activated by sunlight. Everything is sterilized by this toxic compound, so life forms have no way to develop. The study was conducted by...