Alien Bugs Will Be Locked Up When They Land Earth, Scientists Say
What happens when our rockets unknowingly pick up alien bugs from other planets? This is the question asked to a leading scientist after human spacecrafts start landing on the surface of Mars. Fortunately, the leading scientist assure us that alien microbes that may have hitched a ride to Earth will not be allowed to spread.
“If we bring samples back from either Europa or Mars, we will contain them until hazard testing demonstrates that there is no danger and no life, or continue the containment indefinitely while we study the material,” Dr John Rummel, a scientist at the Seti Institute in California, says.
Extraterrestrial samples like rock and ice from Mars or Jupiter's Europa that were brough back to earth for study will be contained forever if necessary, he adds. Then how about bacteria or virus that are accidentally picked up from other planets?
Some experts are worried about the effects of alien bugs invading Earth. Back in 2001, several types of bacteria were found on the edge of the Earth's atmosphere. Scientists claim they were from space, the Daily Express reports.
According to Dr. Rummel, microbes are hardy and could easily survive the journey back to Earth. This is because bacteria and virus are usually resistant to cold and dry conditions, and as long they are protected from the UV rays of the sun, these microbes can find their way to our planet. Exposed microbes should die off in hours to weeks, but organisms that are able to get inside the spacecraft would survive, the BT News reports.
Dr. Rummel stresses that precautions should be taken to provide a very high degree of containment. Ideally, there would be a strong containment system that will not allow foreign microbes to escape. In a worst case scenario, alien bugs could cause diseases in humans that our immune system would be unlikely to resist.
Alien Contact May End Life On Earth, Experts Warn
Leading experts on extraterrestial detection say that Earth may not be able to handle an alien contact. Basic protocols are already in place but experts warn that these may not be enough to avert any catastrophe.
Astronaut Hides Evidence Of UFO Passing ISS, UFO Hunters Claim
A controversial video from ISS is making UFO hunters claim that the astronaut hides evidence of alien life from the public. Recently, a surge of UFO sightings have been recorded around the world, perking the interest of alien enthusiasts.
Man-Eating Aliens On A Secret Base Revealed By US Record
An intriguing record from the US Department of Agriculture reveals the existence of man-eating aliens and people working at a secret base in a US National Park. The information comes as a Freedom of Information request reveals other cases of UFO sightings.
Scientists Have Simulated The Asteroid That Caused The Extinction Of The Dinosaurs
Using a supercomputer, scientists simulated the asteroid that hit the Earth and made all the dinosaurs go extinct and left behind the Chicxulub crater. Their results are shocking.
NASA's Cassini Captures Photographs Of Saturn's Hexagon Haze Layers; Here's What Researchers Think
See what makes Saturn so unique with its geometrically accurate hexagon weather phenomenon and how it works!
MORE IN ITECHPOST
The US Navy Has Built More Warhips: Are They Preparing For Something?
It has been revealed that new US Navy frigates have been built. But for what reason does the US Navy need more warships?
[Video] SpaceX Starship Prototype Explodes Ahead of Upcoming Historic Crewed Rocket Launch
Before the upcoming historic crewed rocket launch by SpaceX's Dragon, the Starship prototype exploded in Texas!
Darkest Dungeon Is Celebrating Its New DLC With A Free Weekend: Here Are Some Tips To Help You Out!
Red Hook Studio's Darkest Dungeon has had a new DLC released on Steam and with it a free weekend. Grab the PvP game and try it out after reading these tips on how you can play the game the best you can.
[Spoiler Alert] Jurassic World 3: Will the Original Cast Be Back?
Jurassic World III is on its way and if you're wondering if you're expecting everything to be the same, you might be surprised. A source stated that the former cast of the Jurassic Park movie trilogy would be reprising their roles in Jurassic World: Dominion.