[Science] NASA says the International Space Station is covered in bacteria – AI

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[Science] NASA says the International Space Station is covered in bacteria – AI


Swabbing for microbes in spaceNASA By Donna LuThere are currently six astronauts on board the International Space Station, but they are not alone. NASA has created a comprehensive catalogue of all the microbes on the space station, and found it is teeming with non-human life. The agency hopes this knowledge will help it develop safety precautions for future long-term space travel, such as sending humans to Mars. Microbes thrive on the ISS thanks to its unique combination of microgravity, radiation and tightly confined living space. A lack of competition from microbes normally found on the ground also …

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