Mars-bound astronauts face chronic dementia risk from galactic cosmic ray exposure

Posted by | October 25, 2016 | Health, Science | No Comments

Will astronauts traveling to Mars remember much of it? That’s the question concerning scientists probing a phenomenon called “space brain.” Scientists have found that exposure to highly energetic charged particles — much like those found in the galactic cosmic rays that will bombard astronauts during extended spaceflights — causes significant long-term brain damage in test rodents, resulting in cognitive impairments and dementia.

Mars-bound astronauts face chronic dementia risk from galactic cosmic ray exposure
Source: weird science