Spain’s Rio Tinto river provides scientists Mars-like situations | EUROtoday

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In this version we uncover Spain’s Rio Tinto, or Red River, in Andalusia. The waterway’s distinctive purple and burgundy tints, in addition to typically yellow or blue colors, are because of the vital portions of iron within the river. This acidity and these situations make its surroundings akin to these on the planet Mars. Astrobiologists from all over the world, even from NASA, use the river for his or her research. Our correspondents Céline Schmitt, Julien Garrel and Sarah Morris report.