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AUSTRALIAN scientists have discovered a new type of bacteria from the space of space, using a technique they developed using their own lab.
Key points:A research team at the University of Queensland has discovered the bacteria from an ancient meteoriteThat it could help scientists understand how microbes were formed in the early universeWhen scientists first discovered the microbes in 2012, they believed they were a new species of bacteria.
“This was the first time we have found anything on a comet from orbit,” Professor Tom Wilson said.
“We can now understand how bacteria form on Earth, how the atmosphere of Earth works and how we might find new life forms on the Moon.”
Scientists have known that Earth’s surface is made up of water ice, but until now, they had only discovered a small number of bacteria on the planet.
“Our findings are very exciting because we can now put those findings together with the data that we’ve collected from Earth, which we then study and test on the surface of other planets,” Professor Wilson said, adding that it would be “very difficult” to detect the new species on Earth.
The research was published in the journal Science.
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