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A Place on Earth with No Life

Life in all forms exists only on Earth. There have been multiple stories and debates around the origin of life on this planet. Early traces of life are thought to have evolved after the first appearance of water.

A recent study reveals that a place in Ethiopia, Africa, has no records of life at all!

Isn’t it intriguing? Let’s read more to find out.

According to the findings published in Nature Ecology & Evolution – Dallol in Ethiopia has no life. 

The place is scorching, salty and acidic. During winters, the daytime temperatures exceed 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius). 

The ponds are volcanic craters filled with salt where toxic gases emanate, and water boils in green, yellow, orange, and brown colours.

The presence of chemical barriers like chaotropic magnesium salts interfere with DNA formation and prevent the possibility of life in and around these water bodies.

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