The Chinese experiment proved that the mammalian embryo can develop even in Space
If human civilization wants to live somewhere outside their native planet, and in the future so probably will be , in that case you may have to multiply in conditions of micro gravity Ц it is impossible to create at far distances from the home planet own level of attraction. A series of experiments conducted by Chinese scientists, has shown that mammalian embryos
can develop in space in orbit.
China has launched a satellite SJ-10 April 6 Ц the apparatus carried aboard special equipment to carry out the package of scientific experiments. Some of the results already sent on the Earth, including from the above experiment.
On Board the satellite, researchers put 6000 mouse embryos
in "self-sufficient, a sandbox the size of a microwave". Inside are all the life support necessary for the development of the embryo, and monitoring system, which sends photos in various stages of development. The results show that for the period from 80 hours in orbit, bicellular embryos
developed to a new level. This is the level of code, the embryos
at the stage just before, to cling to the wall of the uterus.
The researchers argue that this is the first case in which mammalian embryos
develop in Space. Professor Duan Enkoy, which cites the findings of the experiment, told the publication "China Daily":
Уthe Human race still has a long way ahead before we start Space colonization. Before that, we need to find if it is possible for us to survive and possibly reproduce in zero gravity as we do on Earth. Now, we have proved that the most important step is the early development of the embryo is possible in Space.У
are in a special module on the satellite that will return to Earth in the coming days. The samples will be further analyzed to determine whether their development is normal and does not differ in kind from terrestrial embryos
. The results will give the first information about whether people will be able to reproduce in Space.
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