Monday, April 25, 2016

BacterioFiles 249 - Spores Survive Spaceship Scorching

Basalt disc in heat shield after re-entry
Slobodkin et al. 2016, Fig 4
This episode: Bacterial spores can survive atmospheric entry on an artificial meteorite!

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