Cosmic rays could FRY the brains of astronauts travelling to Mars and cause 'chronic dementia'



Will astronauts travelling to Mars remember much of it? 
That's the question concerning Californian scientists looking at a phenomenon called 'space brain.'
They believe astronauts on deep space missions could suffer from dementia and permanent memory loss as cosmic rays bombard and damage their brains. 
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Scientists have dubbed this 'space brain' and say it may leave astronauts them anxious, depressed and more likely to make flawed decisions.
The study looked at exposure to highly energetic charged particles in rodents.
This resulted in cognitive impairments and... read more

 
10 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 27
Source: Daily Mail
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