Pictures of two different Iranian space monkeys the result of a mix-up, animal ‘is in good health’

Pictures of two different Iranian space monkeys the result of a mix-up, animal ‘is in good health’

After Iranian-controlled news agencies reported on Monday that the government had successfully launched a monkey into space and recovered it, concerns rose that the primate may not have survived its flight . Skeptics pointed to before and after photos of the rhesus monkey that appeared to show two different animals, but Mohammad Ebrahimi, a senior official from Iran’s space program, tells The Associated Press that the monkey did successfully visit — and return from — space. He admitted that the two photos depict different monkeys, but he explained that some news agencies had confused a picture of a monkey with a mole above its right eye as the animal sent to space. That monkey is said to be one of three to five candidates that were..

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Pictures of two different Iranian space monkeys the result of a mix-up, animal ‘is in good health’

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