In the case you have no idea what Space Microbiology is, it studies microorganisms and their adaptation to Space. This is because, although Space is a very harsh environment (absurd levels of radiation, vacuum, microgravity, extreme temperatures, etc.), there are many microbes that survive in Space anyway!

Microbes were even found aboard the International Space Station (ISS), and while some might be harmful to astronauts’ health, others might actually help the astronauts living in space in future missions.

It is this amazing ability of microbes to survive in Space, and the molecular mechanisms behind their adaptation that triggers me. I hope it will trigger you too!