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chernobyl fungi

Radiation-hungry fungi found in Chernobyl reactor could save astronauts

February 9th, 2020

The nuclear reactor meltdown at Chernobyl was a devastating blow to the region, forcing mass evacuations and necessitating a cleanup effort that remains ongoing to this day. It was a tragedy, but over the years it’s produced some very interesting scientific opportunities, and one of the most intriguing came with the discovery of a type …