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Protein Crystals

Caption: This is an example of how crystals in a microgravity environment (b) can grow bigger and stronger than those grown on Earth (a). Six separate protein crystal growth studies are slated to launch on SpaceX-3 with the intent on creating a baseline for future experimentation in the research discipline.

Credit: Dr. Yoshihiro Urade, Osaka Bioscience Institute

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