From heart problems to brain damage, these are just some of the problems future explorers of the Red Planet will face.
A new space era for mankind has come with the launch of the NASA Artemis program in November last year. The goal of this program is not only to return people to the moon in 2025, but also to establish a permanent base there. As for Mars, NASA plans to send the first astronauts there in the mid-2030s. At the same time, SpaceX founder Elon Musk believes that he will be able to deliver people to the Red Planet even earlier. But the problem is that the conditions on Mars can seriously harm human health, lead to the development of various diseases, and even death. And the spacesuit may not save. According to some scientists, life on Mars is a very risky undertaking, writes the Daily Mail.
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Mars has an incredibly thin atmosphere, and therefore rays of cosmic and solar radiation dangerous for humans constantly fall on the surface. According to scientists, any person who is on the surface of Mars will receive such a strong level of harmful radiation that it can lead to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease and even brain damage.
According to scientists from NASA, even during a trip to Mars, any person will receive a huge dose of cosmic radiation, which can adversely affect health. According to a study by the European Space Agency, people on Mars will receive 700 times more radiation than on Earth. According to scientists, because of this, there is a risk of developing cancer, as well as other diseases, and especially the eyes, lungs, stomach, intestines, and breasts and uterus in women will suffer from this.
Studies also show that high levels of radiation can lead to brain damage and a significant decrease in a person’s ability to learn something and perceive information normally. Scientists also point to the possible occurrence of memory problems.