Space Age: A Longer Lifespan in the Cosmos?

News   Mar 15, 2018 | Original Story from NASA

 
Space Age: A Longer Lifespan in the Cosmos?

Identical twins, Scott and Mark Kelly, are the subjects of NASA’s Twins Study. Scott (left) spent a year in space while Mark (right) stayed on Earth as a control subject. Researchers are looking at the effects of space travel on the human body. Credits: NASA

 
 
 

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Thems Paplaus | Mar 16, 2018

Where is exactly the reference to longer life span, telomeres returned to what length after being elongated with respect to their length before the year long trip. Is this to mean a permanent stay away from earth for telomeres to stay longer. (and how come they didn't notice before) It's very important if indeed telomeres are so tightly connected to lifespan.


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