The cause of death remains unknown for the four females and one male gecko. One thing is for certain: "Russian Space Sex Lizards" remains a v. good name for a metal band.
It’s not clear whether the conditions aboard the satellite hastened their demise, or whether they just straight up ate each other, as geckos are wont to do, even amorous cosmonaut geckos. We can only wonder, and look again to the stars.[Wired]