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Living worms survive space

Published on
December 1, 2011

Worms have survived their first space mission in liquid form.

About 4,000 worms boarded space shuttle Discovery
About 4,000 worms boarded space shuttle Discovery

The result, published in a Royal Society journal, means worm colonies can be established on space stations without the need for researchers to tend to them.The animals are helping scientists understand the effects of weightlessness and high radiation levels experienced in space. Lessons learned could one day assist humans to explore the Solar System.


Source: BBC News