Our astronauts

Some of our foraminifera travelled towards space with REXUS 25. On 11.03.2018 at 10.20 the sounding rocket launched from SSC Esrange Space Centre in Northern Sweden. The rocket reached a height …

Forarex or Foralex?

It may not remain hidden from attentive readers, that something about this homepage changed: it is now called “FORAREX”, not “FORALEX”. ARE WE FORAREX OR FORALEX? Indeed this is confusing, …

Profile: Foraminifera

by Katrin Hättig Foraminifera are unicellular organism, which develop a unilocular to multilocular shell. Foraminifera are the stars of the project FORALEX (foraminifera low earth orbit EXperminet), where we examine …

What are we investigating?

What is so special about foraminifera? Foraminifera are unicellular organism with an external calcium carbonate shell. This shell is a delicate structure comprised of layers of proteins and crystalline calcium …