A Russian astronaut Anton Shkaplerov has told a Russian news outlet TASS that extraterrestrial bacteria has been found on the outside surface of the International Space Station.
The bacteria was found after astronauts took swabs of surface of the international space station during space walks.
Speaking to TASS Shkaplerov said “Now it turns out that somehow these swabs reveal bacteria that were absent during the launch of the ISS module,” he also added “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.”
NASA spokesman Dan Huot says NASA cannot corroborate the Russians apparent find saying “As far as we’re concerned, we haven’t heard any official reports from our Roscosmos colleagues that they’ve found sea plankton,”.
This isn’t the first time living organisms have been found on the outside of the international space station. It is believed that Russians evidence of Alien life may be all what it seems.
Back in 2014 Russian astronauts found living things on found evidence of sea plankton on the surface of the ISS. Other microscopic organisms were also found, according to quotes from space station. Despite Anton Shkaplerovs claims some space experts remain skeptical.
Previous studies have shown that some microscopic organisms from Earth are able to survive the extreme conditions of space. Bacteria such as sea plankton and other bacteria have been proven to be pulled up into the heights of the atmosphere and can hitch a ride from Earth clinging to the surface of the ISS.