Mars' Biggest Volcano Could Shelter Life

The solar system's biggest volcano, Olympus Mons, is lopsided. And that odd shape strengthens the case that Martian life is hiding out deep in the mountain's bowels, according to a new study.
Rising three times higher than Mount Everest, Olympus Mons was active at least 40 million years ago, and perhaps more recently. Magma may still be close enough to the surface to support heat-loving bacteria like those found near hydrothermal vents on Earth.

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