5 Mysterious Space Diseases!

5 Mysterious Space Diseases!

In a strange phenomenon still not fully understood, NASA astronauts have noticed their vision is deteriorating in space. The syndrome can occur in as little as 6 months in orbit and can permanently alter 20/20 vision to a nearsighted 20/100. Many astronauts saw the Earth become blurrier while they were on the ISS, but most were hesitant to report a problem. MRIs, retinal scans, and spinal taps have now revealed that the former astronauts have flatter eyes and swollen optic nerves. One theory blames low-gravity for fluid build-up in the head and is named “visual impairment intracranial pressure syndrome.” Unfortunately, one of the only methods to test the hypothesis involves drilling into the skull and is too risky for space. In the meantime, Russian cosmonauts have resorted to using rubber suction “Chibis” pants to suck the fluids back to the feet… A long-term study of the Apollo deep space astronauts has uncovered a startling risk to humans who leave the Earth’s orbit. Compared to low-orbit astronauts, those on moon missions have a 4-5X higher rate of death from cardiovascular disease. Weightlessness can cause some short-term heart issues, but does not explain why deep space astronauts are especially at risk. Autopsy results on mice exposed to simulated deep space conditions suggest radiation may be a bigger threat than realized. The cells lining blood vessels are very vulnerable and may sustain substantial damage outside Earth’s magnetic field. Although unable to fully explain the finding, researchers are warning that future Mars astronauts may face shorter lifespans… Microbes hitching rides on astronauts may find their new micro- and zero-gravity environments particularly inviting. Deadly bacteria such as Staph and Salmonella have been shown to be 3-7X more virulent when taken into space than when on Earth. When test bacterial cultures were developed, they grouped together in unusually efficient structures that had never been seen before. Researchers believe the bacteria can sense favorable cell conditions for growth and are activating genes for rapid evolution. Injected into mice back on Earth, the space-bred microbes made their hosts much sicker and killed them much more quickly… Astronauts have been complaining of skin issues when returning from space, but until recently no one could pinpoint the problem. Now, researchers have been able to use a femtosecond laser to see just exactly what is happening under the astronauts’ skin. Measurements revealed a strong production of collagen in the epidermis and a surprising 20% shrinkage of the skin on top. It was unclear to the team if the loss of skin would reach a point of stability or continue unabated on a long-haul mission. The discovery further complicates the risk of DNA degradation that astronauts face from galactic cosmic rays. There is currently no shield that can stop the particles, and astronauts could reach lifetime radiation limits on a Mars mission… Perhaps the biggest challenge facing future deep space astronauts may be to not lose their minds. Solipsism syndrome has been identified as a potential risk facing astronauts on prolonged missions away from Earth. The syndrome is a psychological state in which a person feels like the world outside of their mind is no longer real. Extended periods of isolation are believed to be a trigger of the mysterious and poorly understood disorder. One NASA report on space settlement warned that life can become “a long dream from which an individual can never wake up.” “Each person is trapped in a nightmare…”

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  1. So bacteria take on structures that assure their survival in space. This is a reasonable support for the theory of panspermia. Scientists believe the bacteria sense…. activating genes. No, they are producing viruses that increase the rate of gene exchange thus allowing them to adapt to new environments.

  2. Yikes! Bacteria becoming more efficient in space, (expletive deleted), we have more than enough troubles with them as it is.

  3. When this video started I swear I heard this crack, I can only explain as a can of soda being opened…

  4. Unfortunately there aren't all these hot chicks in skimpy outfits like the original Star Trek. If there were everyone male would be out in space. As it is, with the lethal surface of Mars I don't think anyone, not even NASA, wants to go there which pretty much ends manned missions I think because the reason was to go to Mars and maybe find life there…

  5. I hate to read thru a fucking VIDEO, that's why it suppose to be a video… otherwise it just become a stupid long comercial…

  6. I'm no doctor, but the first one … "visual impairment intracranial pressure syndrome" sounds a helluva lot like "pseudo-tumor cerebri".

  7. All I can say is that this video really opened my eyes & my mind to the dangers that space travel can cause – I felt a horrible fascination as I watched this – I couldn't stop or turn away

  8. If a colony successfully made a base on Mars and if they breed wouldn't that mean their children would be evolved to live with the Martian gravity?

  9. Can anyone explain to me why space is so hazardous though, like why is our planet the only op planet why does it have to be so unlivable

  10. So basically if we took AIDS and left in space for awhile, it would become super space AIDS and be twice as deadly?


  11. That last one is true I go to work and come home, that's all no contact with anyone else, feels like a freaking nightmare I can't get out everything's the freaking same

  12. The first one sounds like muscle atrophy to me. Same thing happens when you wear glasses, your vision gets worse. The astronauts were only looking at nearby things, so their ability to see farther worsened.

  13. That last one, wow. Its a big one. As one who has been locked up, its much the same. One who is not at first a criminal, locked up with long term criminals. You get in fights protecting your self. Then your put on 23hr. Lock down for long periods of time.

    Yea a mother fucker looses his mind when isolated for long periods of time, and for someone this is new to, its also a culture shock. Put the two together, you have your self a man who has lost all sence of reality, who lives in a fault reality that is now dark and twisted and shaped around his environment.

    Thats the difference between a person who the government looks at as beneficial, and a person who thay dont look at ad beneficial.

    If there beneficial, thay will do all thay can to Preserve the mind.

    If there not beneficial, thay will do all thay can to destroy the mind.

  14. I have tolled nasa for years that space station should have gravity on it but nasa is very limited understanding and not advanced for understanding for Quantum.mechanics physics in electromagnetics for warp dimensional drive gravity

  15. They will administer drugs to fight the symptoms of the space Psychosis. Then drugs to fight those side effects. Then drugs to fight the effects of those… etc

  16. Keep exploring space. One day you're going to get way more than you bargained for!! Not everything in space is human or friendly regardless of how many lies the government tells! Not sure why the US government actually thinks everyone believes what they say!

  17. I always had such an interest in space as a kid. But when my mom asked if I wanted to be an astronaut, I said, “No way! I don’t wanna die!”
    I think I still stand by that one.

  18. Some warnings for future astronauts, nice. That's still not going to stop me. It's too beautiful out there to stay here and not see it.

  19. Let's face it people, as a species we have shit the bed and it's up to us to save the only home we were made for. This world is better than we deserve.

  20. Solipsism Syndrome is almost certainly a coping mechanism for someone isolated from other human contact. If the rest of conscious life isn't real then you never really lost anything by being separated from it. Otherwise, the fact that you're so far away from the rest of it can be too depressing to handle.

    IMO, we aren't ready for living on other planets. We need to make both communication and travel vastly faster and simpler and less risky before we as a species can handle a moon base or Mars base. The other hazards are rough enough, but no colony will survive even if we address the regular types of health concerns if they're too far away to be in constant contact.

  21. The only option is to create a spaceship shape like a miniature planet, with earth like gravity and pressure.

    It is impossible btw, so we are basically fucked until we can travel faster then the speed of light.

  22. We doomed either way. We can not survive in space but if we stay here our population will keep multiplying. We will have too many people and not enough resources

  23. God some Stupid shit people come up with and talk about these days, And next time, Try reading you're Sub titles, it will make you're videos much better to watch.

  24. glad my dad didnt buy me that astronaut costume when i was 6. or that i'm just not smart enough to go into space.

  25. The first thing about vision can happen down here on Earth too, just stay indoors for 1~2 years.
    Saying that NASA doesn't understand why it happens is complete bullshit. They definitely understand it.

    It has to do with being confined in a small area where you don't have to use your eyes to focus on objects further away or closer to you, constantly shifting in focus as you walk around outside watching things. If you stop exposing your eyes to a large outside environment, you will become nearsighted.

    This is why sitting so close to the TV, or using the computer too much will make you near-sighted, aka bad for your eyes.

    No amount of technology can fix this, as watching a screen with a 3D depth is still just a flat screen, your eyes don't actually adjust to the 3d environment. Doesn't work with VR either.

    Until they build a larger station either in space or on a moon etc where astronauts can train their eyes while on missions, this will continue to be an issue.

  26. Wait, are you telling me that deep space astronauts, the ones that travel to the Moon and back, have higher instances of cardiovascular disease? Considering all the deep space astronauts are in their 70s, it's not that surprising.

  27. Can't we spend so many trillions of dollars on improving earth's environment so we can keep this planet for much more time. Humans r killing the planet with ignorance n selfishness. This needs to stop. Go green.

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