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Harmful Health Peril To Human Spaceflight To Mars: NASA Study

Reportedly, researchers are still learning the possible impacts on the human body when the astronauts are in space for long-term, since mankind hopes to go aboard on long and determined journeys through the cosmos. A serious new health peril has been identified that can obstruct the works for researchers as they endeavor to make mankind’s extended journeys through the cosmos an actuality. A new study by NASA showed that 11 astronauts—who spent time on the ISS (International Space Station)—of that six experienced backward or stagnant blood flow in the IJV (internal jugular vein), which is a major blood vessel from the brain running down the neck in a time of just 50 Days.

The astronauts were screened for an ultrasound to determine their left IJV prior to launch at around 50 Days, 150 Days into spaceflight, and again almost 40 Days subsequent to returning to the Earth. As per research issued in the JAMA Network Open, one team member encountered thrombosis or blockage in the IJV—which is the first time that this has been reported as an outcome of spaceflight. Medical professionals used images and readings gathered on aboard the ISS to find out the possible issue with the IJV, while the crew member who experienced an occlusive thrombus was administered with anticoagulants for the rest of the mission.

Recently, NASA was in news for stating that Neptune’s moons are in a “dance of avoidance.” The maneuvering amid the two moons as they interweave in and out of each other’s orbit known as a “dance of avoidance,” which is a saying that explains the means Naiad’s incline and timing make sure every time the satellite comes near its fellow neighbor Thalassa, the duo do not come in contact. The researchers noted that the two celestial satellites are only estranged by just 1,150 Miles, but they never come within 2,200 Miles of each other’s orbit.

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