So then, exactly as Oliver Postgate predicted...
A group of Australian scientists have created a “whole of planet” model that suggests large parts of Mars are capable of supporting life – as long as it doesn’t mind living underground. Instead of the piecemeal approach followed by most astrobiologists – which, it must be said, is fair enough since the various probes sent to …
You can just see it, can't you? Old Jon Pertwee in his velvet smoking jacket in the caves?
More seriously though, human colonists are, at least in the 2nd wave, going to be living at least partially underground to get some radiation cover over themselves.
And that's when the bacteria gets them...
If Hollywood haven't got a script ready for this then they should have!
there's microbes there. Life exists here in the absolute harshest of environments including hot, dark rock, hot, dark, pressurized water, solid ice and everything in between. It will be no different on Mars in areas that have the same basic conditions as areas on Earth. What will the religionistas do when Earth isn't the center of life in the universe? Oh, that's right, be full of shit just like the last couple thousand years of narrow-minded narcissism ..
Breaking it down (roughly, using schoolyard Latin):
So that would be "Less Heat Loving" which has to be similar to "Heat Fearing" or Thermophobic. i.e. They like cold places, which is not what the article describes.
Hyperthermophilic makes a lot more sense as this is "More Heat Loving" suggesting they like really hot places (not just hot, but really hot).
Google has ~17k hits for hyperthermophilic chemolithotrophs, but none for hypothermophilic chemolithotrophs.