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Message 1560755 - Posted: 22 Aug 2014, 18:52:21 UTC

The Russian Crew aboard the ISS has been doing swipes on the outside surface of the ISS and have found sea surface plankton alive and well on the outside of the ISS. There have been many theroies how this could happen but its truely amazing that the plankton are living in space in a vacuum. Is this alien life weve been searching for or are these one celled animals a lot more capible of interstellar travel. Either way its a amazing discovery.
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Message 1560855 - Posted: 22 Aug 2014, 21:21:56 UTC

I would like to see this news coming from a more official source before getting all excited about it.
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Message 1560938 - Posted: 23 Aug 2014, 2:33:28 UTC

I will get a little excited :) but with a bucket of cold water beside me... ready to pour over myself if I shouldn't have :)
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Message 1562069 - Posted: 25 Aug 2014, 13:56:17 UTC
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Still nothing from NASA concerning this discovery? I found this http://nasawatch.com/archives/2014/08/russian-scienti.html
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Message 1562774 - Posted: 27 Aug 2014, 0:58:01 UTC - in response to Message 1560755.  

It's just plankton. Not exactly what I'd call alien...
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Message 1562791 - Posted: 27 Aug 2014, 1:30:41 UTC - in response to Message 1562774.  

It's just plankton. Not exactly what I'd call alien...

But if it is found that plankton can actually survive in space it puts a whole new light on where life can be found.
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Message 1563739 - Posted: 28 Aug 2014, 14:22:03 UTC
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Good Grief!!!

All it does is shed new light on where plankton can be found!

Plankton is not life, not as we know it anyway. Show me a piece of seaweed that can do the Times crossword and I might think differently. Just because we haven't found any little green men on Mars, is no reason to hail slime as amazing life.

Annie, lend me that bucket of ice cold water, there are a few that need it chucking over them!
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Message 1567712 - Posted: 5 Sep 2014, 20:02:25 UTC

Plankton is life, just in a very low form. IF it is found to be true that any form of life can survive, unprotected, exposed to the harshness of space then the probability of life being widespread throughout the universe rises by several orders of magnitude. But i am waiting for some peer review reports before I get too excited here.
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Message 1569253 - Posted: 8 Sep 2014, 18:09:36 UTC - in response to Message 1563739.  

Good Grief!!!

All it does is shed new light on where plankton can be found!

Plankton is not life, not as we know it anyway. Show me a piece of seaweed that can do the Times crossword and I might think differently. Just because we haven't found any little green men on Mars, is no reason to hail slime as amazing life.

Annie, lend me that bucket of ice cold water, there are a few that need it chucking over them!


Sorry... bit busy communicating with the plankton in it :)
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Message 1569561 - Posted: 9 Sep 2014, 9:49:08 UTC

We also have to remember that the space station is below the Van Allen Radiation belt in the safe zone . Will be a different story at the higher altitudes where it would have been exposed to the full force of the Sun's radiation and Cosmic rays .
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Message 1575072 - Posted: 20 Sep 2014, 16:27:08 UTC

Within the last couple of days, someone from the German Space Agency has reportedly addressed the claim of plankton found on the outside of the International Space Station. It appears that bacterial plankton was found. Whether it was still alive at that time is unclear. The origin of the plankton remains speculative. An atmospheric transport mechanism, carrying the plankton upward from Earth's surface has been suggested. http://www.openminds.tv/german-space-agency-chimes-discovery-sea-plankton-iss/30035
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Message 1575291 - Posted: 20 Sep 2014, 23:35:23 UTC

*tip bucket of cold water over self* Thanks for the update Michael :) Sad to hear that it might be dead though :(
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Message 1575315 - Posted: 21 Sep 2014, 0:34:35 UTC

The original Russian report indicated that the plankton might be alive and thriving on the outside of the space station. Samples brought to Earth and analyzed revealed bacterial DNA. This analysis was unable to determine ( the article says) whether the organisms were still alive or not. More samples would be needed, it is claimed, to establish this.
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Message 1575482 - Posted: 21 Sep 2014, 8:55:37 UTC

It does seem that the sample may have come from earth possible from visitors to station and live a short time before running out of energy
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Message 1575519 - Posted: 21 Sep 2014, 10:44:52 UTC - in response to Message 1575482.  

It does seem that the sample may have come from earth possible from visitors to station and live a short time before running out of energy


Damn ! For a minute there I thought that we had found out what Dark Matter really is.
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Message 1594350 - Posted: 30 Oct 2014, 12:37:07 UTC

I wish sometimes that people wouldn't insult one another just for the hell of it.
merle - vote yes for freedom of speech
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Message 1594356 - Posted: 30 Oct 2014, 12:48:49 UTC

I think it was intended as a joke rather than an insult.
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