Diseases from space?
Strange that such things can just be casually announced, at the same time they’re telling you that nothing about anything the establishment says can ever be questioned.
Researchers have discovered that extraterrestrial germs are more dangerous than terrestrial ones, highlighting a new alien risk in our relationship with space.
While the world keeps battling the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists from the Universities of Aberdeen and Exeter have discovered that our mammalian bodies wouldn’t stand a chance against germs in outer space.
The paper details how the immune system of mammals would struggle to fight germs from other planets, as they are fundamentally different to what is found on Earth.
This is because the extraterrestrial germs’ amino acids – the building blocks to all life – could, and probably would, be totally different to those of creatures here on our own planet.
“We hypothesized that lifeforms that evolved in an environment of different amino acids might contain them in their structure,” said lead author of the study Dr Katja Schaefer, of the University of Exeter.
With the existence of liquid water in the universe, it is entirely possible that microbes have developed elsewhere off-planet.
To find out whether or not alien germs would pose a threat to mankind, the researchers tested how mammal immune cells fared when put into contact with amino acids that are rare on Earth but common in outer space.
After experimenting on mice, which have a similar immune response to humans, they found that the immune response to the extraterrestrial variation was “less efficient,” with levels of 15% and 61% compared to 82% and 91% normally.
“We therefore speculate that contact with extra-terrestrial microorganisms might pose an immunological risk for space missions aiming to retrieve organisms from exoplanets and moons,” concluded Schaefer.
I don’t actually know a lot about space germs.
I don’t think anyone knows whether or not they even exist.
It would be pretty crazy if they didn’t exist, though. That would make our position on Earth very irregular, and raise all sorts of questions about what is even going on here.
But wouldn’t germs in space be feeding off of things in space, like inorganic compounds, or ambient heat, light or other forms of radiation?
Since there would be no multicellular organisms in their space environment, how would they have developed the mechanisms to infect a multicellular host?
The question doesn’t really matter, since this is not actually a real problem we will be having any time soon. But it is a very obvious question, which is entirely glossed over by the people announcing this weird new problem.
It’s just amazing what gets published and reported on as Science.
Truly amazing. You can tell it’s fake, just by looking at it.