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The Surveyor probes were the first U.S. spacecraft to land safely on the Moon. In November, 1969, the Surveyor 3 spacecraft's microorganisms were recovered from inside its camera that was brought back to Earth under sterile conditions by the Apollo 12 crew.
The 50-100 organisms survived launch, space vacuum, 3 years of radiation exposure, deep-freeze at an average temperature of only 20 degrees above absolute zero, and no nutrient, water or energy source.
Originally posted by Schmidt1989
or maybe heat from the impact if the ateriod hit a planet, then got frozen again and stayed there for 30,000 years like that one bacteria the found in ice a few moths back.
Originally posted by xalex
You don't need water and oxygen. Microbes could get frozen, travel space and reanimate when in contact with light, oxygen and water.