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Some microbes found on Earth can also survive on the surface of Mars. According to a study, this discovery may be important for missions to be sent to Mars in the coming time. The US Space Agency NASA and Germany’s Aerospace Center (GAC) have tested microorganisms in Mars-like conditions by moving them to the stratosphere layer of the Earth’s atmosphere. It has been found here that they can definitely survive on Mars for some time.

Fungus got alive

A study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology will help in understanding the threat from microorganisms during space missions. Marta Philippa Cortesao, lead researcher of the study from GAC, has reported that bacteria and fungus have been successfully tested in conditions such as Mars. Experimental equipment required for this was taken to the stratosphere layer of the earth’s atmosphere with the help of scientific balloon. They reported that some microorganisms, especially the spores of the black mold fungus, survived during this trip. These results were observed despite the effect of faster ultraviolet radiation.

Do not threaten Mars

Joint lead researcher Catharina Seams has said that in the search of life on other planets, it is necessary for scientists to make sure that what they have found there has not reached anywhere from the earth. There is a plan to send Astronauts to Mars for a long time in the future. Therefore, it is also important to know that there is no threat to their health from any microorganism that can survive on Mars. He says that the help of microorganisms can also be useful in producing food, which will be important away from the earth.

How were things like Mars created?

Many elements of the surface of Mars are difficult to find on Earth, but the stratosphere layer starting from 12 km above the earth’s surface is 50 km and is very similar to Mars. During the experiment, there was pressure like Mars. The box contained two sample layers, the bottom layer of which remained from radiation. With this, the effect of radiation can be considered different from the rest of the contention. There may be thousands of times more UV radiation on the top layer, which can cause the skin to burn.

First helicopter to Mars, NASA’s Mission Mars 2020

First helicopter to Mars, NASA’s Mission Mars 2020

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Source: navbharattimes.indiatimes.com