Did you know?

Mars is the only known planet completely inhabited by robots.


Eh, they probably had bacteria on them somewhere, no?


@sirspate @fribbledom less than you’d think! very few things can survive the conditions we put the mars rovers through and NASA tries to keep stuff very clean, to avoid accidental cross-contamination

If any earth bacteria could survive on mars, it almost likely would’ve been there before we even sent anything - mars and earth have traded pieces of each other via astroid strikes a fair number of times

@Satsuma OTOH, viable bacteria were found in cables from the camera removed from the Surveyor spacecraft visited by Apollo 12 which had been sterilised then left on the Moon for a while. @sirspate @fribbledom

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