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Storm Clouds Crawling With Bacteria
Livescience.com ^ | 1/23/2013 | Tia Ghose

Posted on 01/24/2013 9:47:15 AM PST by RoosterRedux

The storm clouds in Earth's atmosphere are filled with microbial life, according to a new study.

The research, published today (Jan. 23) in the journal PLoS One, revealed that hailstones drawn from storm clouds harbor several species of bacteria that tend to reside on plants, as well as thousands of organic compounds normally found in soil. Some of the bacterial species can seed the tiny ice crystals that lead to rain, suggesting they play a role in causing rain.

"Those storm clouds are quite violent phenomena," said study co-author Tina Santl Temkiv, an environmental chemist at Aarhus University in Denmark. "They are sucking huge amounts of air from under the clouds, and that's how the bacteria probably got into the cloud."

Living on a cloud

In the past, researchers have found bacterial life in clouds that drift over mountaintops. Bacteria have been found as far up as 24.8 miles (40 kilometers) and may even survive as spores into space, Temkiv said. [Holey Clouds: Gallery of Formations Cut By Airplanes]

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bacteria; clouds

1 posted on 01/24/2013 9:47:22 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

We’re.
All.
Going.
To.
Die.


2 posted on 01/24/2013 9:51:26 AM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Those storm clouds are quite violent phenomena

Ban violent storm clouds!

3 posted on 01/24/2013 9:54:46 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

There could be life in the clouds on Venus.

Life is everywhere so it seems.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 10:00:10 AM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG
"There could be life in the clouds on Venus."

And if there is not, we should engineer life that can live on Venus and trap the sulfur into harmless compounds.

5 posted on 01/24/2013 10:16:36 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

HEADS UP! Preppers

Why even rain water should be treated before you use it.


6 posted on 01/24/2013 10:16:36 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: RoosterRedux

No kidding.


9 posted on 01/24/2013 10:19:21 AM PST by onedoug
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To: RoosterRedux
I don't think “Spores in Space” will be as successful a series as “Pigs in Space” was.
10 posted on 01/24/2013 10:24:15 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: RoosterRedux; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Daffynition

No wonder I get sick so often when I fly.


11 posted on 01/24/2013 10:24:22 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: RoosterRedux

What I’d like to know is, who thought storm clouds were sterile? And that it required a study.


12 posted on 01/24/2013 10:26:28 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: DannyTN

“There could be life in the clouds on Venus.”

And if there is not, we should engineer life that can live on Venus and trap the sulfur into harmless compounds.

Even if there is, Screw the environmentalists, we should terraform every damn plant in this solar system that we can.


13 posted on 01/24/2013 10:28:30 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

Don’t worry about it; our lakes and streams are full of anti-biotics. :)


14 posted on 01/24/2013 10:34:22 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

15 posted on 01/24/2013 10:40:59 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: a fool in paradise
Blame the Muzzies.


16 posted on 01/24/2013 11:10:39 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: GraceG

Not to mention the clouds over Uranus!


17 posted on 01/24/2013 11:18:01 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Kartographer

Trichlor poolshock.

1 lb treats 10,000 gallons.

It comes in 24X1 lb cases.

Share with friends.


18 posted on 01/24/2013 11:19:07 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: RoosterRedux

Those storm clouds are quite violent phenomena
Ban violent storm clouds!

Wrong, must tax us to save us....


19 posted on 01/24/2013 11:20:50 AM PST by Quick Shot
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To: MrB

Actually you don’t want trichlor shock (highly acidic). You want to use a calcium hypochlorite. Neutral ph.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 11:31:45 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Mourning in America.)
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To: gundog
Don’t worry about it; our lakes and streams are full of anti-biotics. :)

HA!

21 posted on 01/24/2013 11:34:44 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: RoosterRedux

and for all these years I thought they were Operating Room Sterile /sarc


22 posted on 01/24/2013 11:36:52 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MrB

Calcium hypocloride. 78%


23 posted on 01/24/2013 12:54:41 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: GraceG
"Screw the environmentalists, we should terraform every damn plant in this solar system that we can."

I'm with you.

I think the easiest would be Mars. First we need to increase it's mass so it's can retain more atmosphere. To do this I think we should crash some water laden asteroids into it.

24 posted on 01/24/2013 1:47:43 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Kartographer

Even without that there’s still the bird-droppings-on-the-roof issue.


25 posted on 01/24/2013 2:01:34 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: ZX12R

LOL....yep.


26 posted on 01/24/2013 6:05:49 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: ZX12R
What I’d like to know is, who thought storm clouds were sterile? And that it required a study.

Someone who was too lazy to get a real job but was still smart enough to get a $$$$ grant.

27 posted on 01/24/2013 7:19:31 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I can remember back in the 1960s when I was a kid were told to not eat the snow. (I live in the Missouri)Why?,because of the above ground nuclear testing.


28 posted on 01/25/2013 3:14:23 PM PST by painter (Obamahood,"Steal from the working people and give to the worthless.")
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To: painter
Up in Vermont, Connecticut, and New York, I was told to never eat the yellow snow.;-)

And when hiking in the mountains, never drink the water from a crystal clear stream. Moose or bear probably up stream.

29 posted on 01/25/2013 3:49:51 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Pretty much everything has bacteria on or in it. Far as I know there aren’t a lot of folks dying from drinking rainwater.


30 posted on 01/25/2013 5:54:06 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: painter

I know you never want to eat/drink snow with a pinkish tinge because it has a harmful bacteria growing in it. But that’s usually just on the surface, it you scoop it off the white snow underneath is good.


31 posted on 01/25/2013 5:58:04 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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