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Bacteria from Earth can survive in space and could endure the trip to Mars, according to new study

Bacteria from Earth can survive in space and could endure the trip to Mars, according to new study

A type of bacteria that is highly resistant to radiation and other environmental hazards survived outside of the International Space Station for three years, according to a new study. The Japanese Tanpopo mission involved including pellets of dried Deinococcus bacteria within aluminum plates that were placed in exposure panels outside of the space station.

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