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Microbes mine metals, make soil on ISS

Space station studies show promising results, sustainability Metal Tech News – Nov. 18, 2020

Drifting some 250 miles above the Earth, researchers aboard the International Space Station have enlisted the help from some of the smallest miners in the universe, microbes. These off-world experiments tested the possibility of using these tiny organisms to convert unsuitable space rock and regolith into soil for growing plants and food, as well as extracting valuable minerals and metals from ext...


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