Bacteria can Survive Space Travel, ISS Research Shows

May 3, 2014 9:57 AM

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Bacteria can Survive Space Travel, ISS Research Shows

Three new studies conducted on the International Space Station show that microbes can survive interplanetary travel.

The study was based on spore-forming bacteria, which can survive harsh environments on earth. These bacteria could hitch a ride on spacecrafts and contaminate other planets, making the hunt for alien organisms difficult.

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