Article in the top 100 microbiology Scientific Reports papers in 2019

One of our papers: Aeolian transport of viable microbial life across the Atacama Desert, Chile: Implications for Mars has received 2426 article downloads in 2019, placing it as one of the top 100 downloaded microbiology papers for Scientific Reports in 2019.

Scientific Reports published more than 826 microbiology papers in 2019, and so a position in the top 100 most downloaded articles is an extraordinary achievement. Our science is of real value to the research community!

This work and paper has been funded by the the Mohammed bin Rashid (MBR) Space Settlement Challenge of the Dubai Future Foundation within the project Investigation of transport of biomass and aerosols through the atmosphere in Mars analogues: implication for planetary protection during colonization and exploration, led by Professor María Paz Zorzano.

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Armando Azua-Bustos and Carlos González Silva during the field-campaign wearing their totally protective sterile garments for sampling. Credit: GAS
Control experiments for natural atmospheric moisture capture by deliquescent salts, on the left the pure deliquescent salt is able to melt into a transparent liquid brine after a few days and on the right the mixture of soil with salt forms a mud. Credit: GAS