Astronauts Have Identified Unknown Microbes in Space For The First Time

Wheresoe’er humans roam, there you will also find microbes. It’s just a fact of life – we contaminate everything we touch.
Which means, hundreds of kilometres above the Earth, there are trillions of bacteria predicted to be living on the International Space Station.
The ability to identify these microbes right there on the station is something NASA has been working on for a while.
If we can sequence these microbes in space, it could help diagnose astronaut ailments, study how microbes survive in microgravity, and even identify extraterrestrial life – if there is any floating around up there./sciencealert
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