A: There are thousands of individuals that have dedicated their lives to researching the potential of life on other planets, but there are next to none, if any, that specialize in intergalactic undead. Unfortunately this leaves the vast majority of humankind a bit in the dark to the reality or myth of Space-Zombies and other such creatures.
Mathematically speaking, there is life on other planets… though it may not look much like our carbon based forms here on Earth. Where there is life, there is most certainly death… but what about un-death or Zombism? If and when a Zombie outbreak occurs on some distant planet (or even our own) there is a chance, though remote, that the virus or condition could find it’s way through space and wander through the void until it strikes again on some distant surface. This is exceptionally scary with the threat of meteorites plummeting towards Earth… carrying who knows what with them. We also have to consider the threat of intergalactic contamination and radiation hitching a ride home on the suit or body of an astronaut and falling satellites/shuttles.
Unfortunately for us here on Earth, and whoever may be living on other planets throughout space, interplanetary diseases are a possible scenario… though we may not see it in our lives, it’s really just a matter of time. Already, many organisms here on Earth have proven their resistance to extreme temperatures and conditions, showing that it’s possible for an organism to survive the depths of space as it hitches a ride to a new home… a place called Earth.
Experiments are being done to test the resilience and adaptability of viruses and bacteria in space, and the results have been nothing short of alarming. One study shows that mice, infected with space-grown germs have a mortality rate of almost 3x higher than that of mice infected with germs grown in normal gravity. In addition to this, research shows that space-grown salmonella developed a protective coating of biofilm that is extremely resistant to antibiotics and treatment.