Spirulina

Spirulina

Released

27/06/2014 2:17 pm

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ESA/NASA

Description

A microscope image of Arthrospira bacteria that are known as Spirulina.

Spirulinahas been harvested for food in South America and Africa for centuries. It turns carbon dioxide into oxygen, multiplies rapidly and can also be eaten as a delicious protein-rich astronaut meal.

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