Sunday, 3 January 2021

Is There Life On The Moon?

as it happens some scientists think there is, and we put it there!

apparently it, life on the Moon that is, looks like this, Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are microscopic creatures that have possibly taken over the lunar surface, scientists believe that these animals are now thriving on the moon after an Israeli spacecraft crash-landed on the Moon in 2019. The spacecraft contained a ‘library of life,’ which included a stack of disks archiving 30 million pages of information about Earth, a copy of the entire English-language Wikipedia, human DNA samples, and thousands of tardigrades, here is the thing, the spacecraft did not land on the moon, it crashed on the moon! the craft had lost contact with ground control, despite the impact, scientists believe that if anything survived the crash intact, it may well have been the tardigrades. The microscopic creatures were sandwiched between micron-thin sheets of nickel and suspended in epoxy, a resin-like preservative that acts like a jelly — potentially enough to cushion their landing, which is not as out of this world as it may seem, tardigrades have been shown to survive the harsh conditions of space in the past, I wonder if we will be exporting tardigrades to Mars anytime soon? photograph via Inverse, as an aside should the word moon be spelt with a capitol or lower case m? some organizations, like NASA, have the letter capitalized in their style guides. However, the Associated Press (AP) stylebook, considered the gold standard for setting style guidelines in journalism, downgrades our celestial next-door neighbour to a small m, the debate is here.

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