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Viruses are everywhere, maybe even in space

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Waspie_Dwarf

Viruses are everywhere, maybe even in space

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Viruses are the most abundant and one of the least understood biological entities on Earth. They might also exist in space, but as of yet scientists have done almost no research into this possibility. 

Portland State University biology professor Ken Stedman and colleagues are trying to change this through their article “Astrovirology: Viruses at Large in the Universe,” published in the February 2018 issue of the journal Astrobiology. In this call to arms, the authors state that NASA and other space agencies should be looking for viruses in liquid samples from Saturn and Jupiter’s moons, develop technology to detect viruses in ancient deposits on Earth and Mars, and determine if Earth viruses could survive in space.  

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Piney

Interesting and somewhat scary. 

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