NASA wants to go back to the moon and check on the poop left behind

Who knew space can be such a dirty business? Revisiting an afterthought now 50 years nearly forgotten, NASA reportedly wants to retrieve and take a peek inside the 96 bags of poop and other organic waste that astronauts left behind on their six manned missions to the moon.

Why would science be interested in astro-feces that’s been languishing in the moon’s cruelly harsh environment for five decades? Precisely because it’s been languishing for that long, according to a new and extremely detailed report at Vox

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