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As NASA's hotshot exobiologist, you are asked to design an Earth satellite system in which some organism(s) can live actively (i.e.. no spores) for millennia. How would you go about it? Specify an orbit of your choice.
Posted on February 10, 2011 at 09:00 AM in Talmudic Questions, Teachers Corner | Permalink
I would take a clean coca cola bottle, fill it half with soil and half with sea water, and make sure it stays liquid for the next 1000 years.
"Everything is everywhere and the environment selects" (BB) + "life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" (JL).
If it is well closed and nothing escape from the bottle than there should be enough of everything needed to sustain life for much longer than a millennia.
The simplicity of your proposal wins out over all the complex schemes that I had dreamt up. Good for you!
Ami Bachar |
February 12, 2011 at 03:14 AM
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