Could Chernobyl be key to conquering Mars? Fungus found in Ukrainian nuclear plant can EAT radiation and may be able to protect settlers from Red Planet’s deadly atmosphere. Humans could live on the planet Mars if a fungi which spawned inside the Chernobyl nuclear reactor is used to protect against radiation, scientists say. A layer of the fungus around 21 centimetres thick could ‘largely negate the annual dose-equivalent of the radiation environment on the surface of Mars’, researchers found. ‘What makes the fungus great is that you only need a few grams to start out,’ said Nils Averesch, Stanford researcher and study co-author told New Scientist.
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