Dingo took my tray bake.
- Oct 13, 2018
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- The Chilterns
From the article : 'Because the moon is considered lifeless, Nasa’s office of planetary protection does not frown on missions that spill Earthly organisms on its surface. After all, the Apollo astronauts left behind their own microbes in the 96 bags of human waste that await some future cleaner on the moon.'Tardigrades in spaaaace!
So before we get to do a proper search for traces amino acids and peptides on the Moon, whether home-grown or deposited by meteorites, a committee has decided it's fine to carpet the area with DNA and microbial life from Earth.