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Bacteria From Beer Lasts 553 Days in Space

August 23rd, 2010 08:22 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Some specific bacteria colonies from Beer (the place, not the beverage) left for several days outside the ISS actually survived extreme temperatures, UV and other radiations, lack of water and all the like. They were later brought back to Earth for examination: such resistant bacteria may be the base of life support systems or bio-mining on colonies off Earth, and of course for terraforming, eventually. No clue in the article about how dangerous those bacteria might have become after the exposure or when they’ll start eating their examiners.”

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