Water without apparent life

by Pia Alejandra Galvez Lindegaard

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Rio Tinto, Huelva (Spain)

River named after the rusty color of its water. Tinto in Spanish is used for the red wine (vino tinto).
Acidic waters with heavy metals.
This river is in a mining exploitation area.
This river is being examined by astrobiologists as a Mars analogue.
It is an alien environment. They don't allow apparent life, only extremophile microorganisms can survive.
They are from another world, but humans apparently cannot survive in other planets.



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on 27/3/15
JamesC said:
Hi, Pia. The Waterwheel Team thanks you for contributing to HOT WATER — Water, Peace & War. We were delighted with the number of responses to the call — 140 contributions from about 70 people! All the works are viewable on the Media Centre. Selected contributions will be highlighted for discussion in two online panels on the Tap at http://water-wheel.net/taps/view/791. We do hope that you will be able to come as online audience to one or both of the panels. Whether logged in or not, anyone can freely access these streamed sessions online, through computers with regular browsers, and are welcome to type comments to other audience members or the panel.