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    A Crashed Israeli Lunar Lander Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon

    A Crashed Israeli Lunar Lander Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon

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    It was just before midnight on April 11 and everyone at the Israel Aerospace Industries mission control center in Yehud, Israel, had their eyes fixed on two large projector screens. On the left screen was a stream of data being sent back to Earth by Beresheet, its lunar lander, which was about to become the first private spacecraft to land on the moon. The right screen featured a crude animation of Beresheet firing its engines as it prepared for a soft landing in the Sea of Serenity. But only seconds before the scheduled landing, the numbers on the left screen stopped. Mission control had lost contact with the spacecraft, and it crashed into the moon shortly thereafter.

    Half a world away, Nova Spivack watched a livestream of Beresheet’s mission control from a conference room in Los Angeles. As the founder of the Arch Mission Foundation, a nonprofit whose goal is to create “a backup of planet Earth,” Spivack had a lot at stake in the Beresheet mission. The spacecraft was carrying the foundation’s first lunar library, a DVD-sized archive containing 30 million pages of information, human DNA samples, and thousands of tardigrades, those microscopic “water bears” that can survive pretty much any environment—including space.

    But when the Israelis confirmed Beresheet had been destroyed, Spivack was faced with a distressing question: Did he just smear the toughest animal in the known universe across the surface of the moon?
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    now we know how the giant space tardigrade got on Star Trek Discovery! :nod:


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    Oh, great! More aliens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    A Crashed Israeli Lunar Lander Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon

    Science_Tardigrade_186450007.jpg

    It was just before midnight on April 11 and everyone at the Israel Aerospace Industries mission control center in Yehud, Israel, had their eyes fixed on two large projector screens. On the left screen was a stream of data being sent back to Earth by Beresheet, its lunar lander, which was about to become the first private spacecraft to land on the moon. The right screen featured a crude animation of Beresheet firing its engines as it prepared for a soft landing in the Sea of Serenity. But only seconds before the scheduled landing, the numbers on the left screen stopped. Mission control had lost contact with the spacecraft, and it crashed into the moon shortly thereafter.

    Half a world away, Nova Spivack watched a livestream of Beresheet’s mission control from a conference room in Los Angeles. As the founder of the Arch Mission Foundation, a nonprofit whose goal is to create “a backup of planet Earth,” Spivack had a lot at stake in the Beresheet mission. The spacecraft was carrying the foundation’s first lunar library, a DVD-sized archive containing 30 million pages of information, human DNA samples, and thousands of tardigrades, those microscopic “water bears” that can survive pretty much any environment—including space.

    But when the Israelis confirmed Beresheet had been destroyed, Spivack was faced with a distressing question: Did he just smear the toughest animal in the known universe across the surface of the moon?
    Obviously a cunning plan to eliminate all those Nazis hiding on the dark side of the moon.




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    Well, now we know there's life elsewhere in the universe.


    And we can't go back to the moon - the little monsters will mutant and take over the planet if we bring them back to Earth now!


    Thanks, Israel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    Well, now we know there's life elsewhere in the universe.


    And we can't go back to the moon - the little monsters will mutant and take over the planet if we bring them back to Earth now!


    Thanks, Israel.
    This is why these hick nations need to leave space exploration for the big boys. Going around accidentally creating monsters that one day will invade the earth, or evolve into Klingons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    This is why these hick nations need to leave space exploration for the big boys. Going around accidentally creating monsters that one day will invade the earth, or evolve into Klingons.
    Right, leave it to the big boys who will do all that intentionally.
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    Ah RATS!!!!!

    Tempest in a Tardigrade cup: Cute little 'water bears on the moon' don't contaminate space

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Ah RATS!!!!!

    Tempest in a Tardigrade cup: Cute little 'water bears on the moon' don't contaminate space

    Every party needs a pooper that's why we invited U...SAToday.
    Well, duh - only the mutant ones will survive to become Aliens!

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