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  • May 26, 2011

    Episode 335: Moon Microbe Mystery Solved

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    Some Apollo Moon landing folklore appears to have bitten the dust. The Apollo 12 Moon landing mission brought back the camera from the Surveyor 3 spacecraft, which had landed on the Moon two and a half years earlier. NASA discovered Earthly microbes that had seemingly survived several years in the Moon's harsh environment. But now, new research indicates otherwise.