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Salt tolerant & salt loving organisms-- halophililc, bacteria and archaea, enjoy life in the desert by forming colonies in salt crusts. These deposits form a physical barrier that keeps the extremely salty solution below them from evaporating so quickly in the extremes of Arabian desert heat. Image credit: NASA/Matthew F. Reyes

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