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No life exists on Dallol hydrothermal pools of northern Ethiopia despite water

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Nov 4: There is still a place on Earth where there is no life .French scientists discovered Dallol hydrothermal pools of northern Ethiopia, near the Eritrean border where no life exist despite the presence of water in the area.

The Diversity, Ecology and Evolution of Microbes (DEEM) team of biologists from French national research agency CNRS and the University of Paris-Sud said they discovered a region where there is no life and the region is “inhospitable” Dallol hydrothermal pools of northern Ethiopia, near the Eritrean border, Sputnik reported.

The findings has been published by the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.

“We identify two major physicochemical barriers that prevent life from thriving in the presence of liquid water on Earth and, potentially, elsewhere, despite the presence of liquid water at the surface of a planet being a widely accepted criterion for habitability,” the researchers claimed.

Between 2016 and 2018, they took samples from four zones within the Dallol geothermal complex in Ethiopia and concluded that the combination of extreme levels of saline and acid were present.

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