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Posted by: csbp029 - Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:42 am
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Post Re: terraforming   Posted on: Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:02 am
I don't believe it is permanent. The long duration Russian experiments showed that it takes a long time to build strength back up but its not irreversible.

Someone born and raised in micro and low gravity? Yeah, they probably won't be able to tolerate Earth gravity. That is the next mystery to find out.

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Post Re: terraforming   Posted on: Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:00 pm
Rastaban wrote:
I think on Mars, being suddenly fried would be an issue, but not that huge. Plasma shielding could quite easily be a permanent solution. But yes, looking for others would also be a good idea. I'll get back to you if I ever get anywhere in the field of plasma physics (:

Unfortunately, there is no chance of re-acclimatising a bone and muscle degenerated person. I do believe it is permanent. At least on the scale of 1/3 gravity would be.
If they went to Mars to stay on Mars, then no, it's not an issue. Returning will always be a factor unless we can find an artificial way of preventing, decelerating or correcting that level of degradation.
Of course, when I get home I should have a look into this. is an excellent place to look up papers on anything, so if you feel like looking up anything at all (or anyone), there is a great place to start.
Please take anything I say on biological matters with a grain of salt, I only have first year university bio (I'm adv. physics major in third year), and I'll have to verify anything here.

Poke and prod me via PM if I don't get back to this :D
Well then, that might be a question for one of the Professors. I have an Engineering background, so my Opinion on the subject is mostly based on papers I've read by specialists in the field. It's all hypothetical, though, as we don't have any experimental data, and there's more we don't know about biological processes than we do.

One of the main reasons I signed up for Industrial Automation, and Robotics, other than the cool name, is I failed organic chem. I could've been a Doctor!i! Meh, robots a re a lot more predictable.

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