Space Worms

Posted: 1st January 2012 by Absurd Stories in Animals, People
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After sending 4000 caenorhabditis elegans, nematodes with similar biological characteristics to that of human being into space, we now have an approximate answer regarding how humans will react and reproduce in high radiation and low gravity environment which characterizes deep space. 

The study conducted by scientist from University of Nottingham analyzed the way the microscopic worms reacted in these extreme environments and according to the results which are published in the current edition of Interface, after monitoring the worms for three months, it was found that they grew from egg to adult as well as reproduce at the same rate and frequency in low earth orbit as they do on ground. 

According to one of the scientists, the worms reacted in the same way that humans do to biological changes that occur during spaceflight.  Apart from their similar biological characteristics to human beings, worms are also a cost effective way of conducting outer space research.

  1. Michael says:

    Worms in Space, isn't that a game on the Nintento