posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 12:44 PM
Phoenix tested soil with water brought from Earth and found pH levels of nutrients according to the article. The test was based on minerals that do
not contain carbon.
""It's very typical of the soil here on Earth, minus the organics," Kounaves said during a teleconference from Tucson, Ariz. On Earth, asparagus,
green beans and turnips could be planted in such an environment and chemical-loving bacteria would thrive there, he said."