[ExI] , lichens

Ben ben at zaiboc.net
Mon May 10 17:05:47 UTC 2021

On 10/05/2021 00:02, bill w wrote:
> Yes, I am into another field:  fungi.  More interesting than cod, 
> Spike. Trivia:
> Some lichens can live through 24 thousands times the gamma radiation 
> that humans can.
> Maybe a trip to Mars will be in a craft covered with lichens.  Who in 
> our groups is working in biology?

I doubt that covering a spacecraft with lichens would help the 
astronauts inside. Lichens might be good at surviving high radiation, 
but that doesn't mean they would absorb it (that would damage them more, 
not less).


Ben Zaiboc

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