Humans already primed for space?

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by nebel, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. nebel Valued Senior Member

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    "--In 2017, researchers discovered that the endcaps of Scott Kelly’s chromosomes—his telomeres—had become longer while he was in space---", quote
    from an article in Newsweek magazine. Scott Kelly: Nasa twin study..
    If the that protective feature at our genetic material is growing in the damaging space environment, can we build on that, to help get moving into the gravity -free-er environments that will makes it easier to keep going further?
    It could not have been an evolutionary feature, because no life seems to have been zapped by the space environment before, to keep chromosomes from fraying when fried. or
    does it show the arrival of the fittest random feature (In this case Kelly's summoning his protection) has been part of the process all along?
     
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  3. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    longer telomeres = longer life?
     
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  5. nebel Valued Senior Member

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    It seems so, one of the signs of aging is that your genetic material becomes degraded, in part because the sentences spelled out by the Punctuation marks in the form of caps at the ends are failing. If the body senses the threat from space, and bolsters the defenses, that would show amazing capacity build- in,-- from the moment go!. Move it to biology, if it does not fit here. Even on this site every feature will find it's niche.
    Kelly's Kromosomes have tried
    not to fray when fried.
     
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