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NASA, the Spacecraft Assembly Facility, and the extremotolerant bacteria

If you’re sending a probe to another planet, how can you ensure that there are no microbes hitching a lift? I spoke to Dr Parag Vaishampayan from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena about this, and a discovery he … Continue reading

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