Bacillus safensis


in Geek stuff, Science

Inside NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Spacecraft Assembly Facility, a species of bacteria was discovered which is highly resistant to gamma rays and ultraviolet radiation.

These microorganisms may now have been inadvertently transported to Mars, aboard the Spirit and Opportunity rovers. While it is probably unlikely that the bacteria will survive in that environment, it is possible that humanity has already seeded a planet other than the Earth with single-celled life.

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mike mcdowell May 13, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Hello ,I recently isolated B. safensis from a “super yogurt starter” from a village in Iran. This microbe, along with its’ helpers makes yogurt in <16 hrs (starter also contained Clavispora lusitaniae, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Lactobacillus gallinarium.
Lets' go to Mars
Mike McDowell

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