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Ep. 32, Page 103
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Comic 2567 - Ep. 32, Page 103

9th Jan 2018, 10:35 PM in Episode 32 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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Author Notes:

smbhax 9th Jan 2018, 10:35 PM edit delete
There was an article today by the BBC about a Japanese astronaut on the International Space Station who is worried about having grown 3.5 inches (9 cm) since arriving on the station three weeks ago. (Update 1/10/18: He actually grew only 2 cm.) The article explains that astronauts typically grow (temporarily) 2-5 cm in space, due to the spine expanding in the nearly weightless environment.

Even on Earth, you may be about a half-inch or so taller when you get up in the morning than when you went to bed, due to the spine being able to expand while you were lying down!


cattservant 10th Jan 2018, 6:50 PM edit delete reply
A likely spot.
smbhax 10th Jan 2018, 11:51 PM edit delete reply
: )