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Why Scientists Have Been Scared Of Space Germs For Almost 50 Years

Why Scientists Have Been Scared Of Space Germs For Almost 50 Years

The 1967 Outer Space Treaty was one of the few things the US and the Soviet Union managed to agree on at the height of the Cold War. Among other things, it forbid both nations from bringing space microbes back to Earth, or spreading Earth germs to other planets.