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Fraser
2012-Nov-15, 08:50 PM
The Moon photographed through the layers of the atmosphere from the ISS in December 2003 (NASA/JSC) What lives at the edge of space? Other than high-flying jet aircraft pilots (and the occasional daredevil skydiver) you wouldn’t expect to find many living things over 10 kilometers up — yet this is exactly where one NASA researcher [...]

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KaiYeves
2012-Nov-15, 08:52 PM
What lives at the edge of space? Other than high-flying jet aircraft pilots (and the occasional daredevil skydiver)
Darn it, I was going to make this joke!

swampyankee
2012-Nov-16, 12:11 AM
Darn it, I was going to make this joke!

I recall reading reports of geese being observed flying at 30,000 ft.

A.DIM
2012-Nov-16, 02:40 PM
Neat article.

I recall discussing "microbes in the stratosphere" some time ago; whether or not they're incoming, outgoing or both was a question then, and still is. I look forward to what MIST might reveal!

publiusr
2012-Nov-19, 11:07 PM
The source of haistones and raindrops?