Five geckos that were sent into space to mate have all died.
In a matter Wednesday, a Russian Federal Space Agency pronounced a lizards that were sent to space to see a outcome 0 sobriety would have on their mating habits did not tarry a trip.
The satellite was launched July 19 and returned to Earth Monday.
But come on, because did we need to know what geckos’ sex lives would be like in space?
NBC explains the scientists’ idea was to accumulate information about challenges humans competence face if they were to spend an extended volume of time roving in 0 gravity, and yes, even imitate in outdoor space.
So … would we die? Well, one intensity reason for a passed geckos is a possible problem with a satellite’s heating system. They might have solidified to death.
This isn’t a initial time Russia has put animals in space. Just last year a country sent lizards, rodents, fish and other tiny animals into space for a month, and about half of them made it home alive.
The Russians called that their “Space Ark” mission. The longest space idea dedicated to a biological study, the idea was to investigate the long-term affects of space transport on dungeon structure.
One square of good news about this latest mission, though: Fruit flies survived and did successfully reproduce.