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There's Something in the Air: Trans-Planetary Microbes


Science & Tech  (tags: astrobiology, bacteria in clouds, bacterial spores, dust storms, ecosystems, life on mars, microbes )

Judy
- 674 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
We've all learned the hard way that microbial organisms, from bacteria to viruses, can be transported by air. But the extent to which organisms exist in the Earth's atmosphere is only now becoming clear.



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Freya H. (304)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 5:33 pm
From time to time I hear scientists suggest that life on our planet first developed away from it, and arrived here via meteors and/or comets. How the microbes survived such a trip, though, I'm not sure.
 

Fred Hoekstra (6495)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 8:47 am
Thank you for Sharing this!
 

Roger Garin-michaud (68)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 11:55 am
noted, thanks !
 

D D. (102)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 8:35 pm
This sounds like Spock dialogue on Star Trek!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (385)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 12:21 am
Thanks for sharing. Very interesting.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 7:21 am
Noted, thanks.
 

David Menard (43)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 2:50 pm
Interesting
 

Tanya W. (53)
Friday December 21, 2012, 4:52 am
Noted thanks.
 

Suzanne L. (156)
Friday December 21, 2012, 7:10 am
I have a nasty cold right now. Single-celled organisims can be a giant pain. TY Judy for the interesting article.
 

Susan Allen (218)
Friday December 21, 2012, 10:25 am
Interesting story. Shared.
 

Daphne Waisel (0)
Friday December 21, 2012, 8:40 pm
facinating!!!!!
 

Robert O. (12)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 1:46 am
Thanks Judy.
 

Azmi Timur (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 4:03 am
Noted thanks
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:33 pm
Thanks!
 
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