Skip to comments.Microbes Unknown to Science Discovered on The International Space Station
Posted on 03/17/2021 12:58:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The menagerie of bacterial and fungal species living among us is ever growing - and this is no exception in low-gravity environments, such as the International Space Station (ISS).
Three of the four strains were isolated back in 2015 and 2016 – one was found on an overhead panel of the ISS research stations, the second was found in the Cupola, the third was found on the surface of the dining table; the fourth was found in an old HEPA filter returned to Earth in 2011.
All four of the strains belong to a family of bacteria found in soil and freshwater; they are involved in nitrogen fixation, plant growth, and can help stop plant pathogens. Basically, good bacteria to have around if you're growing things.
You might wonder what such soil bacteria were doing all the way up on the ISS, but the astronauts living on the space station have been growing small amounts of food for years, so it's unsurprising that we've found plant-related microbes aboard.
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I’ve seen this movie...... It doesn’t end well...............
Something says another round of vaccinations is being prepared for experimentation on the public
Let me guess -
Does this “microbe” have like a hundred small red tentacles that kinda look like a bloom of red roses?
If so, gonna have to make sure all the astronauts give up all their space station freedoms, stop them from seeing each other’s mouth and noses, and make each one stay in a different module.
Weak version of the Andromeda strain.
Same idea...Have always said...digging up old graves will someday have consequences.
‘It Came From Outer Space...’
great movie; loved Richard Carlson’s convertible, and it starred the lovely Barbara Rush, still with us at the age of 94...
Damn!! I always thought that was Hugh Marlowe in the lead
How about getting core sample from deep in the Antarctica ice and finding bacteria for the stone age. What could possibly go wrong there?
Panspermia. Which AOC thinks is a culinary dish.
Humans living and drinking everyone elses purified urine in an unflushable toilet for years on end? Can you imagine the first whiff of ISS “air” when you crack the airlock?
New and unidentifiable “microbes” discovered in the effluent?
Color me not surprised.
People come and go from the ISS regularly. We’re gonna have to lock down until this is investigated and resolved to Dr. Fauci’s satisfaction.
That’s a wonderful idea, spinx - let’s send fauci to the ISS to get him off the news for a few days!!!
Rush won the Golden Globe Award as most promising female newcomer for her role in the 1953 American black-and-white science fiction film It Came From Outer Space.......Wikipedia
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