Algae can survive exposure in space for a long duration of time, according to the results of a relatively recent experiment aboard (sort of) the International Space Station. Two algae survived 16 months on the exterior of the International Space Station ISS despite extreme temperature fluctuations and the vacuum of space as well as considerable UV and cosmic radiation. Lichen can survive in space: Space station research sheds light on origin of life; potential for better sunscreens. Algae from the Arctic Circle are used to tough weather, and it turns out they're also able to survive the extreme conditions of outer space. You can freeze it, thaw it, vacuum dry it and expose it to radiation, but still life survives. (2012, June 23). Primitive plants are the latest forms of Earth life to show they can survive in the harshness of space, and for many months. Samples of green algae from Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago, and a blue-green algae from Antarctica, were placed in trays that were mounted on the outside of the international space station, where they were exposed to extreme heat and cold, radiation from the sun, and vacuum. ESA's research on the International Space Station is giving credibility to theories that life came f. iPage; Hostgator; Advertise With Us ; Tuesday, May 12, 2020. [Germany] Seriously, algae might help us grow food on Mars. Dubai.

I personally think algae living inside crystalline rocks in the dry valleys of Antarctica would be able to not only survive but also grow in the extreme lowland Hellas basin of Mars. Algae have joined bacteria and lichens as the latest form of Earth life to show they can survive in space. (2012, June 23). Various samples of green algae CCCryo 101-99 gave rise after return to Earth, after 450 days spent actually in outer space . These studies, among other things, can tell scientists about how could look like a primitive life, when the conditions on Earth were much harsher than now. Algae growing on Earth after 16 months on the outside of the ISS Dr. Leya was the scientist who suggested sending the green algal strain CCCryo 101-99 of Sphaerocystis species from Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago, and the cyanobacterium Nostoc species (CCCryo 231 … Credit: ©ESA/ROSCOSMOS . ScienceDaily. Lichens can survive unprotected in the harsh conditions of space, a European Space Agency experiment discovers. 35 °c. Algae growing on Earth after 16 months on the outside of the ISS Dr. Leya was the scientist who suggested sending the green algal strain CCCryo 101-99 of Sphaerocystis species from Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago, and the cyanobacterium Nostoc species (CCCryo 231 … ESA's research on the International Space Station is giving. European Space Agency. Many different organisms from participating partners were mounted in trays and then exposed to space on the outside of the ISS for 16 months. Tardigrades are microscopic animals, which are among the few lifeforms on Earth capable of surviving the intense radiation, temperature extremes and complete vacuum of outer space. Their eggs can also survive the depths of space, possibly hatching on other planets after having traveled interstellar