Tech & Science Cosmonaut says space station bacteria 'come from outer space'

14:45  29 november  2017
14:45  29 november  2017 Source:   CNET

NASA Creates Virtual Reality Lab For Students

  NASA Creates Virtual Reality Lab For Students The virtual reality suites are in development at Goddard Spaceflight Center in Maryland.The VR technology allows individuals to explore rock formations, identify damaged satellites, and many other features, all while saving both time and money.

The bacteria turned up after swabbing of the space station ’s exterior. The question is, how did they get there? Continue reading here: Cosmonaut says space station bacteria ‘ come from outer space ’ – CNET.

Cosmonaut discovers living bacteria on the space station 's hull that 'have come from outer space ' He said the microorganisms likely 'flew from somewhere in space ' They were found during routine swab tests of the space station 's hull

The sun appears over the horizon of the Earth, greeting the astronauts aboard the International Space Station.© Provided by CNET The sun appears over the horizon of the Earth, greeting the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. A Russian cosmonaut claims to have caught aliens. Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov says he found bacteria clinging to the external surface of the International Space Station that didn't come from the surface of Earth.

Shkaplerov told the Russian news agency Tass that cosmonauts collected the bacteria by swabbing the outside of the space station during space walks years ago.

"And now it turns out that somehow these swabs reveal bacteria that were absent during the launch of the ISS module," Shkaplerov told Tass. "That is, they have come from outer space and settled along the external surface. They are being studied so far and it seems that they pose no danger."

Russian Astronaut Says Extraterrestrial Bacteria Found On International Space Station

  Russian Astronaut Says Extraterrestrial Bacteria Found On International Space Station Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov said the bacteria on the International Space Station did not appear to be from Earth.Astronauts swabbed the surface of the ISS during spacewalks, Shkaplerov said. The cotton swabs were particularly focused on areas were fuel waste accumulated or surfaces of the ISS that were more obscure. The samples were subsequently sent back to Earth for analyzation.

“That is, they have come from outer space and settled along the external surface. A Russian cosmonaut said extraterrestrial bacteria was found on the International Space Station . Photo: NASA.

But, that all may change soon as a Russian cosmonaut has found signs of living bacteria on the International Space Station . “It turns out that somehow these swabs reveal bacteria that were absent during the launch of the ISS module, that is, they have come from outer space and settled

The cosmonaut is preparing for his third trip to the space station next month. The collection of life forms from the outside of the ISS during one of his previous trips was something of a mini controversy a few years back. Russian scientists reported that spacewalk sample harvests yielded evidence of apparent sea plankton clinging to the station. The claims caught NASA by surprise at the time, which said it had heard nothing from the Russians about any space plankton.

NASA has also yet to chime in about the apparent extraterrestrial bacteria from outer space hanging out on the surface of the ISS that Shkapkerov claims to have knowledge of. I reached out to the on-earth offices of NASA's space station program for more information and will update this post when I hear back.

3D-printed bacteria ink could be used to treat burns

  3D-printed bacteria ink could be used to treat burns In a new study published today in Science Advances, researchers present a 3D-printable ink that contains bacteria and they say that depending on what species of bacteria it holds, the ink stands to have a number of useful applications. The scientists behind the material have dubbed it "Flink," for "functional living ink and it's composed of a hydrogel mixed with both bacteria and the nutrients required to keep that bacteria alive. It can be 3D-printed into nearly any shape, but the challenge was finding the right texture. If the ink is too stiff, the bacteria aren't be able to move and in some cases aren't able to secrete useful products, limiting their benefits.

Scientists on board the International Space Station (ISS) have discovered living bacteria clinging to the orbital facility's external surface, according to a prominent Russian cosmonaut . "That is, they have come from outer space and settled along the external surface.

Cosmonaut Says Space Station Had Bacteria Not Of This World On It. "That is, they have come from outer space and settled along the external surface. They are being studied so far and it seems that they pose no danger."

It seems unlikely that anyone could completely rule out that the bacteria have Earthly origins. We know that bacteria and other life forms like tardigrades can live in extreme conditions like those in space, so it's possible that undiscovered microbes living in Earth's upper atmosphere were picked by the space station over the years.

In fact, a recent study purports that high-speed flows of "space dust" could actually launch just such microbes on journeys from Earth to other worlds. Perhaps some bacteria decided to skip that long trip and just took up residence on the space station instead. After all, a visit to the ISS is known to be productive for other lower life forms, like this worm that grew an extra head after its visit.

Just subtract water - how a dry spell allowed winds to lash California with flames .
The combination of savage Santa Anas and tinder-dry plants have ignited large wildfires in the region this week, upending lives at a time when many people were preparing for the winter holidays, officials said. It served as a reminder that parts of California increasingly face a year-round threat of flames."There is no fire season anymore," said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) spokesman Scott McLain, adding that this was particularly true in Southern California.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!