re: Fish in Space

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Thu Aug 10 2000 - 08:57:17 MDT

From: Ross A. Finlayson (, Wed Aug 09 2000
>Maybe some of the sea life could be put into space to see how it
>reacts. How does fish life react in space?

(somewhat tongue-in-cheek answer)

From: Warm-Blooded Plants and Freeze-Dried Fish by Freeman J. Dyson

"Every time a major impact occurs on Europa, a vast quantity of water
is splashed from the ocean into the space around Jupiter. Some of the
water evaporates, and some condenses into snow. Creatures living in
the water far enough from the impact have a chance of being splashed
into space and quickly freeze-dried. Therefore, an easy way to look
for evidence of life in Europa's ocean is to look for freeze-dried
fish in the ring of space debris orbiting Jupiter."



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