On the surface of the ISS found bacteria of unearthly origin

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On the outer surface of the International Space Station were found “mysterious space bacteria,” writes Daily Star. As Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov said, these living organisms, apparently, do not pose a danger to humans.

“Russian cosmonauts” discovered on the surface of the International Space Station bacteria of extraterrestrial origin, according to the Daily Star. These bacteria were found on cotton swabs, which take smears from the outer surface of the ISS, the article says.

“From somewhere on these swabs bacteria were found that were not present when the ISS module was launched. That is, they came from somewhere from outer space and settled on the outside of the cladding,” said cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov.

Mysterious space bacteria were sent to Earth “for experiments”. Meanwhile, Shkaplerov noted that they, apparently, do not pose a danger to man.

Previously, reminds the Daily Star, astronauts discovered on the ISS skin another “shocking” find – bacteria from Earth, in particular from Russia and from Madagascar.

Experts were amazed that these living organisms could survive in the conditions of cosmic vacuum and temperature drops from -150 ° C to +150 ° C, the newspaper notes.