While billionaires are occupied with whether we can get to Mars, others are investigating whether we should. And the latest study doesn’t look good.
Deep-space radiation is a serious but largely unquantified threat to astronauts making a long trip to Mars. A new study in mice is discouraging: Space-like levels of radiation exposure damaged their neurons, giving the mice cognitiv...
Sending humans to Mars is a major engineering and technology challenge, but they are challenges I think we all believe will eventually be overcome. However, all that effort may be for nothing if […]
President Obama today announced ambitions for the U.S. to send people to Mars by 2030. But a new study shows that the radiation of space could be damaging to the brain.
Studies on mice show Mars astronauts could suffer from severe cognitive impairments.