'Super moss' discovered that could help sustain life on Mars

'Super moss' discovered that could help sustain life on Mars

Scientists in China have discovered a 'super moss' that could help sustain life on Mars. The super resilient Syntrichia Caninervis moss was found in the desert in the western region of Xinjiang and could help sustain colonies on the red planet, according to experts at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Moss is a very absorbent plant and can hold more than its own body weight in water. When the scientists dried out this particular species of moss and then rehydrated …