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Re: Fwd: Re: Did the K-T impact event seed Titan with life?



The Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF), a NASA research satellite
launched in the 1980s, showed that bacterial spores remain viable in
space for at *least* 6 years (after 6 years, the satellite was
retrieved).

It should be mentioned that very, very few bacteria sporulate. *Bacillus*, *Clostridium*, and not much else. AFAIK magnetotactic bacteria don't sporulate.


Anyway, I guess the meteorite was settled by bacteria after it had arrived in Antarctica...