NASA Launching Huge Bacteria-Filled Balloons During Solar Eclipse on Monday

Published: 20/08/2017
NASA Launching Huge Bacteria-Filled Balloons During Solar Eclipse on Monday
Source: SPUTNIKNEWS.COM

Teams across the US are sending approximately 75 balloons equipped with cameras and trackers over 80,000 feet in the air. Over 30 of the balloons will also carry a highly resilient strain of bacteria called Paenibacillus xerothermodurans attached to aluminum "coupons." Scientists are hoping to discover how the bacteria will react in the surface atmosphere on Mars.

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