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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bacteria that lived in space are studied on Earth

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The cosmonauts have taken samples with cotton swabs from the outer surface of the surface of the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) in order to study them in Earth laboratories .

In particular, they took samples from places where there is accumulation of fuel debris or in places where the surface of the station is darker.

Bacteria of the ISS

As Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov explains :

It turns out that somehow these rods reveal bacteria that were absent during the launch of the module to the Station. That is, they have come from outer space and have settled along the outer surface. They are being studied so far and it seems they do not represent any danger.

Of course, the words of Shkaplerov do not necessarily mean that we have found an extraterrestrial life form. The presence of these organisms outside the ISS, 400 km. Above our heads, can be explained by the phenomenon known as the " ionospheric elevator ", which allows substances and organisms from the surface of the Earth to ascend to the upper atmosphere. , between 60 and almost 1,000 km of altitude.

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