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Astronauts spent 6 nights in a Pitch-Black Cave, and appeared with a whole new kind of crustacean
An international team of astronauts has discovered a new species of blind, colorless, cave-living crustaceans ̵
1; and they didn't even have to leave the ground to find it.
Cancer slug called ] after the Latin word for "stellar" Alpioniscus was discovered scuttling about a pitch-black pool in Sa Grutta hole system under Sardinia, Italy. Floating astronauts discovered the tiny caveman while spending six nights underground as part of the European Space Agency's CAVES training program, which urges international space station candidates to collaborate in dangerous underground environments.
During a 2012 underground mission, astronaut students from Europe, the United States, Russia, Canada, Japan and China encountered the small, translucent crustaceans in a small cave pond. The astronauts lure the creatures out of the water with a bait of liver and rotten cheese, then transported the samples back to the surface. [In Images: Creepy, Crawly Cave Creatures]
Molecular analysis showed that A. sideralis genetics did not match all other species collected from the region, allowing the pristine astronauts to describe it for the first time A new study was published in December 2018 in the journal ZooKeys.