• Question: If you saw a type of alien bacteria what would you name it if given the chance(more over what would you do with the alien after naming it)

    Asked by TR-8R to Delma on 18 Jan 2016.
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      Delma Childers answered on 18 Jan 2016:

      Hi TR-8R (hope you liked the new Star Wars movie!)!

      The first part is a tough question. I would probably name it after someone who has been influential in space research, but only if they agreed. 😉

      What would I do with the alien afterward? Well, that part’s a bit easier for me: I would start a whole range of experiments to characterize it and compare it to what we know about life on Earth.