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NASA says some Earth organisms could temporarily survive on Mars – Engadget

NASA and the German Aerospace Center scientists have published a paper on discussing how the spores of black mold could survive on Mars.

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We could unknowingly contaminate Mars and any other world we’re exploring in the future with microorganisms from our planet. Scientists from NASA and the German Aerospace Center launched several fungal and bacterial organisms to the stratosphere back in 2019 as part of the MARSBOx experiment. The stratosphere, the second major layer of the Earth’s atmosphere located above the ozone layer, has conditions that closely resemble the Red Planet and is perfect place to send samples to in order to figure…

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