Bacteria Grow Under 400,000 Times Earth's Gravity

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Bacteria Grow Under 400,000 Times Earth's Gravity

Postby wjfox2009 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:42 am

Some microbes can survive gravity more than 400,000 times that felt on Earth, a new study says. Most humans, by contrast, can tolerate three to five times Earth's surface gravity (g) before losing consciousness. This finding will increase the places alien life may exist, the authors say.




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The soil bacteria P. denitrificans, seen after exposure to normal gravity (left) and hypergravity in the lab.
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