I ask you to see what these mice do when they are sent into a cage in space, thanks to NASA and a whole new study. This new study is designed to gain insight from sticking mouse adaptations of microgravity. If you've read Ender's Game, you probably already know what you're planning to see.
Usually you will only get the playing floor – it's just one surface. Now imagine that you are a friendly little animal, and suddenly your limited space is spreading in a way you never imagined. You can play on all surfaces.
And perhaps more importantly (for the purposes of our viewing pleasure), you can accelerate on all surfaces. Watch how the entire surface of the living space becomes the mouse wheel. See how microgravity becomes the best friend of the mouse.
People in the NASA research center of Ames, responsible for the study, showed that the younger mice of the group seemed more active in microgravity than they returned to Earth. The same group is shown in the video above, showing that behavioral researchers describe it as "tracking the race".
Started with a mouse or two, and eventually became a group event. It's like video-lumping, but for FUN.
You know what reminds me of this? SPHERE OF DEATH they use in the circus, motorcycles and action with defiance with gravity. Below you will see the most powerful engines in the sphere of death, as presented by the Guinness Book of Records – just to let you know what I'm talking about.
Back in space, this behavior study of mice used a module on the horizon Rodent that looks shocking as a standard desktop computer that turned on its side. The study was conducted over 37 days in microgravity. For a mouse, it's been a relatively long time.
If we look at the general life of a mouse against a human, two years of mice are about 70 human years. So, these mice were there for 1/24 of their entire life, or about 14 years (if we convert directly into human years).
Mice were treated for the entire journey for a long time and showed "approximate" weight before and after the mission. Their coats, too, were apparently in a "perfect condition" as a whole. You can find out more about the NASA study right now.