Katherine Taylor, NASA/Johnson Space Center (image) NASA/Johnson Space Center Share Print E-Mail Caption Katherine Taylor, first author of the PLOS ONE article, prepares fungus in a petri dish at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Credit Deborah Kimbrell Usage Restrictions For news coverage in connection with this news story. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.