Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Biological Effects of Space Flight Being Studied

Space Station and Space Flight Gravity Influence Immune System Development

ScienceDaily (Oct. 15, 2012) — New research findings recently published in The FASEB Journal, show that immune system development is affected by gravity changes, as reported by researchers from the University of Lorraine and University of Luxembourg. Astronauts are exposed to stresses, during launch and landing, which disrupts their body's natural defenses against infection. Changes to the immune system need to be investigated before astronauts undergo longer space missions.

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In this artist's rendition, particle radiation from a solar flare speeds away from the sun along curved magnetic field lines (blue lines) and arrives before the coronal mass ejection (orange mass from the sun) and its driven shock. PREDICCS provides a real-time window on space weather events like this, which allows situational awareness of the hazards posed by the space radiation environment. (Credit: Image courtesy of Nathan Schwadron, UNH-EOS)
Scientists Provide Window On Space Radiation Hazards
ScienceDaily (Oct. 15, 2012) — Astrophysicists from the University of New Hampshire's Space Science Center (SSC) have created the first online system for predicting and forecasting the radiation environment in near-Earth, lunar, and Martian space environments. The near real-time tool will provide critical information as preparations are made for potential future manned missions to the moon and Mars.
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