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Space oddity: Bacteria can survive cosmic trip, study shows

Space oddity: Bacteria can survive cosmic trip, study shows

Scientists have found a radiation-resistant bacteria that can survive at least three years exposed in orbit, suggesting simple life forms could manage the long journey between Earth and Mars unprotected. The Japanese scientists behind the research said on Wednesday the finding lends credence to so-called ‘panspermia theory’, which posits that microbes can travel from one planet to another, seeding life on arrival.

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