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Taming extreme environments by exploring algae in space

Posted: Thursday, Jun 12th, 2014

Photo/ Maria Teresa Giardi - Project coordinator Maria Teresa Giardi and fellow engineers hold the experiment materials before they are loaded into the capsule.

BELTSVILLE, Md. – It may sound like the opening scene in a low-budget science fiction movie: Scientists send algae into space – some of it mutant – to see if it will grow.

But an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist and an international team of researchers have in fact sent algae into a low Earth orbit to study the effects of space on photosynthesis and plant growth.

For the complete article see the 06-13-2014 issue.

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