archiv~1.txt: SETI toilet waste in outer space

SETI toilet waste in outer space

Ron Blue ( (no email) )
Sat, 27 Mar 1999 13:39:37 -0500

It was mentioned that viable freeze dried bacteria was found floating in orbit
in
outer space from the release of toilet waste from the space station.

Bacteria usually absorb genes and chromosomes present in their food supply.
This means that human genetic material would be present in the freeze dried
bacteria. A comet could in principle pick this up and take it to another star
system

Ron