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Nov 26, 2014

Astronauts Just Found Life In Outer Space — And Scientists Aren’t Sure How It Got There

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By Zak Cheney-Rice — News.Mic

The news: Russian cosmonauts have discovered something remarkable clinging to the outside of the International Space Station: living organisms.

The microscopic creatures appeared during a space walk intended to clean the vessel’s surface, and were allegedly identified — incredibly — as a type of sea plankton. This is big: According to Sploid, Russian scientists are both “shocked by [the] discovery and can’t really explain how [it] is possible.”

“Results of the experiment are absolutely unique,” Russian ISS Orbital Mission Chief Vladimir Solovyev told the ITAR-TASS News Agency. “This should be studied further.”

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  • Yogi on November 30, 2014 12:19 am

    Obviously, we took it there. We know that life is not fragile… In fact, it is incredibly resilient. We find it in the deepest trenches in the ocean, clinging to the walls of active volcanoes and in the highest reaches of the atmosphere. We took it to the space and it has managed to survive there. We shouldn’t really be surprised, should we?