Anton Shkplelerov, a Russian astronaut has claimed that he discovered extraterrestrial bacteria on the International Space Station (ISS)’s outer shell a few years ago during the sampling of ISS’s body.
Bacterial samples have been sent to earth, which are then taken from the locations on the module wherever fuel residues are retained usually during the launch. The hull of the station is much concealed than the external influences.
Shkplelerov doesn’t tell when actually the bacteria were discovered. He stated that the terrestrial bacteria also have been found, which could have survived for 3 years the cosmic vacuum regardless of the critical temperature changes.
However, in question the terrestrial bacteria have been unintentionally uploaded to the ICU through a tablet, which later used in scientific experiments. Yet, NASA has not made any comments on the allegations of Shkplelerov. the space agencies of US and Russia have been agreed repeatedly on board findings of the ISS in previous years.
Bacteria can survive in extreme conditions like that in space, so it is possible that the undiscovered microbes belonged to the upper atmosphere of the earth could have been brought up on the International Space Station at the launch.
Shkplelerov said in a statement that, “And now it turns out that somehow these swabs reveal bacteria that were absent during the launch of the ISS module. That is, they have come from outer space and settled along the external surface. They are being studied so far and it seems that they pose no danger.”