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+ - ESA Conducts Mars Terraforming Experiments on ISS->

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geegel writes: Space is a hostile environment for living things, but small organisms on the Expose-E experiment unit outside Europe’s Columbus ISS laboratory module have resisted the solar UV radiation, cosmic rays, vacuum and varying temperatures for 18 months. A certain lichen seems to be particularly happy in open space. For more details see here
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ESA Conducts Mars Terraforming Experiments on ISS

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