Astronauts who will venture to the Moon and Mars will be subjected to cosmic radiation, lack of gravity, and other potential health risks. NASA is figuring out ways to protect future spacefarers from the harmful conditions of space.
Space May 16, 2019
Astronauts who will be traveling toward the surface of Mars are at risk of developing stomach or colon cancer. Scientists found that long-term exposure to cosmic radiation can significantly damage a person's gastrointestinal tissues.
Space October 3, 2018
Astronauts in deep space missions may suffer from memory loss due to their exposure to cosmic radiation. Scientists, however, have identified a drug that will prevent the astronauts from experiencing impaired memory functions.
Space May 23, 2018
For the first time ever, scientists at the H.E.S.S. observatory have identified the source of the high-energy cosmic rays that constantly bombard our planet. The source is actually a super-massive black hole at the center of Milky Way.
Space March 18, 2016
In an experiment aboard the ISS, scientists discovered data that they found surprising: the levels of cosmic radiation experienced by astronauts both on the station and outside of it is lower than expected.
Geek December 4, 2014
The Earth has its own "Star Trek"-like force shield protecting it from potentially dangerous radiation, scientists discover. Shield like a "glass wall" in space holds back radiation that could damage satellites or put astronauts at risk, they report.
Space November 26, 2014
A recent study reveals that space travel can damage male sperm and female ovaries. The combination of zero gravity and cosmic radiation is believed to be the factors for such damage.
Space October 28, 2014
Decreased solar activity has increased cosmic radiation, which may make manned missions to Mars hazardous. Humans may have a shorter time to spend in outer space.
Space October 23, 2014