Can jumping spiders kill in space? Student's experiment set for orbit
Mohamed's experiment will study how the zebra spider, which jumps on its prey rather than building a web, will hunt when in zero gravity.
June 7th, 2012
09:56 AM ET

Can jumping spiders kill in space? Student's experiment set for orbit

Can jumping spiders still hunt for their prey in space?

It may sound like science fiction or the start of a bad joke, but this is an experiment that will be carried out on the International Space Station later this year, thanks to Egyptian teenager Amr Mohamed.

Mohamed, 19, from Alexandria, came up with one of the two winning entries from around the world for the YouTube Space Lab competition, backed by Professor Stephen Hawking, which asked students to design experiments for space scientists.

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