micro-organisms

NASA launches balloon, carrying bacteria, to the stratosphere to check if they can survive on Mars

Microorganisms, like bacteria and virus, are known for their tenacity to survive in the most extreme environments. In a research, published last year, the International Space Station found that certain spore-forming bacteria can even survive interplanetary travel, hitched onto parts of a spacecraft. This increases the risk of contamination, especially in planets and other celestial…