(FUTURISM) According to a shocking report by NASA scientists, blood flow can stop and even reverse in the upper bodies of astronauts.
The study could have some major implications about prolonged trips through deep space, as we’re still trying to nail down the exact effects of spending long periods in microgravity.
The study looked at periodic ultrasound tests of 11 healthy astronauts who staffed the International Space Station.
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The results were alarming: blood flow had either stagnated or reversed in the left internal jugular vein, a major blood vessel on the side of the neck, in seven crew members. The tests also found a clot and a partial clot in two of the crew members after their return to Earth.