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2008-02-21 15:03:42

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - German researchers on Thursday launched a rocket carrying 72 small fish on a brief space flight to study motion sickness. The cichlids were in an unmanned rocket that blasted off from a launch pad in northern Sweden, said Professor Reinhard Hilbig, who was in charge of the project. The thumbnail-sized fish were filmed as they swam around weightlessly in small aquariums during the 10-minute space flight. The German team will now study the video to see if some of the fish...

2008-02-11 12:34:16

In an attempt to find answers about motion sickness, scientists intend to launch 60 tiny fish on a zero gravity rocket ride from above the Arctic Circle on Monday. Tomas Hedqvist, project manager for Sweden's Esrange Space Centre, told Reuters that the baby cichlid fish will head 260 km (160 miles) into the air on an 11-metre (36-foot) two-stage rocket, where they will experience six minutes of weightlessness. Experimenters Reinhard Hilbig and Ralf Anken of the University of...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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