Astronauts left poop on the moon. 2018, in 5 minutes 1 day ago   04:46

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Astronauts landed on the moon for the first time 50 years ago, and they left a bunch of stuff up there — including their poop. Scientists want to know: Is there anything alive in there?

Our poop is over 50 percent bacteria, and we don’t know if any of that bacteria can survive in the moon’s inhospitable environment. But if we go back to check it out, that poop could answer some big scientific questions — including how life started in the broader universe.

Brian’s full article on moon poop: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/3/22/18236125/apollo-moon-poop-mars-science

Here’s a full list of all the stuff astronauts have left on the moon: https://history.nasa.gov/FINAL%20Catalogue%20of%20Manmade%20Material%20on%20the%20Moon.pdf

A 2016 paper detailing the bacteria in our poop: https://bionumbers.hms.harvard.edu/bionumber.aspx?id=112998

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How much for putting my poop on the moon? I want to be a good member of my species, putting waste everwhere.
Gitam Pathak
So the poop on the moon is basically treasure for NASA scientists.
DJ ROACH
Space travel is impossible! It never happened! It never will happen! We live under a dome called the FIRMAMENT! NASA is a hoax!!!
NastyDagger22
they should get it and see what happened
4lex V
ALRIGHT BOIS IN LEAVING TO PICK IT UP FOR THE POOP DEALER
†XΞZIAN†
MOM FOUND THE POOP MOON
K F
It’s easier to make an experiment with the conditions of the Moon...
100000000x cheaper.
Michal Silezin
"Could an asteroid knock the poop off the moon and seed live elsewhere in the universe? Maybe"


uhh..no, not maybe. Just a straight up no. Because orbital mechanics. It would never even make it out as far as Mars or as close as Venus. Jeez, that bit of idiocy makes me question how much else on Vox is made up BS
Cave man
so you are saying we may have developed out of alien poop? so if we want to save humankind we have to send poop to Mars!
Lego Batman 27
1969:
Astronaut #1: i need to poo!
Astronaut #2: okay...
Astronaut #1: ouch, so cold... aaahhh...
Astronaut #2: are you done?
Astronaut #1: yeah i guess...
2045:
Astronaut: let's throw this poop into the black hole!
The End!
Content
thanks for using the word "hypothesis" and not calling every idea a "theory"
International Harvester
Our origin is a bad case of the "runs"?😝
Brandon Stennett
Hey ,favor could you guys explain the NO BAIL SWEDEN SITUATION ? would help us ASAP.
Kate Rin
As exciting as the scientific discoveries are, I would appreciate if our specie was civil enough to pick up our trash even if we had nothing to learn from it.
yung camembert
Please admit that Lil Dicky is the dubbing actor!!!
An Ambient Cyborg
I bet life on earth started with 👽 💩
Sumit Vijaykumar
he like to say "hypothesis"
Jason Wood
YouTube has more commercials than TV ever did.
Sam Ymn
which came first ? Poop or living things 😂😂
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