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Scientists from the UK have just managed to release rare earth elements, letting bacteria digest rocks in space, just as they did it on Earth. 

The experiment, dubbed "BioRock experiment" was conducted on the International Space Station (ISS), resulting in a way that sustainability, crucial for building new civilizations outside the Earth, might not have to entirely rely on elements directly transported from our planet.  

Research has been published in the journal Nature Communications.

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