Watch: A trip to the Red Planet will do this to your brain!

In possibly one of the most well-known experiments, Mars500 had six men spend 520 days in a pressurized facility in Russia – the longest simulated space mission to date.  

Watch: A trip to the Red Planet will do this to your brain!

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Have you ever found yourself thinking about how it would feel to spend some time on planet Mars?

Well, think no further! In possibly one of the most well-known experiments, Mars500 had six men spend 520 days in a pressurized facility in Russia – the longest simulated space mission to date. The results were high stress levels and reduced brain activity.

To find out what can happen to people’s bodies and minds as a result of long periods of isolation, the men participating in the experiment were sent into confinement in a Mars-like atmosphere in 2010. According to popsci.com, the researchers focused more on the impact of confinement on the brain since such influences “are barely investigated”.

To find out for yourself, watch the video here:

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