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Ants in space! Cygnus craft delivers 640 new astronauts to space station.

www.csmonitor.com Published: January 24, 2014
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For millions of years, ants have been one of most industrious creatures on Earth. Now we're going to see how they fare in space.

With the help of NASA, a team of scientists now seeks to understand how the insects, renowned by biologists for their navigational and organizational skills, adjust to microgravity.



The experiment could provide us with a better understanding of foraging methods used by ants, the University of Colorado's Stefanie Countryman, one of the co-investigators of the experiment, told the Monitor.

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