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Study Finds Significant Microorganism Populations in Middle and Upper Troposphere
January 28, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers used genomic techniques to document the presence of significant numbers of living microorganisms--principally bacteria--in the middle and upper troposphere, that section of the atmosphere approximately four to six miles above the Earth's surface.Full Story
Georgia Institute of Technology
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