July 10, 2014
ScienceCasts: Fruit Flies On The International Space Station
[ Read the Article: Fruit Fly Study Shows Hypergravity May Help Mitigate Biological Problems In Space ]
A new species is about to join astronauts on the International Space Station: Drosophila melanogaster, also known as the “fruit fly.” Genetically speaking, the bug-eyed insects have a lot in common with human beings, and they are poised to teach researchers a great deal about voyaging into deep space.
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