Hitch a ride on a meteorite.
January 11, 2002 8:20 PM   Subscribe

Hitch a ride on a meteorite. New evidence that bacteria could survive a trip between planets.
posted by homunculus (3 comments total)
Bacteria are strange creatures that can survive millions of years imbedded in rock or more than 2 years exposed on the surface of the moon.

With the amount of material transferred between planets, there's little doubt in my mind that life was able to spread successfully encased in a shield of rock. Whether it found a suitable home where it landed is another question.
posted by euphorb at 9:31 PM on January 11, 2002

wow. I hope more studies like this are explored and documented in the near future.
posted by mcsweetie at 11:54 PM on January 11, 2002

> Hitch a ride on a meteorite.

On the dashboard: Gas, Grass, or Binary Fission

Bumper sticker: If this rock is a pitchin', keep on hitchin'
posted by pracowity at 4:32 AM on January 12, 2002

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