Image by Plamen Petkov
Source: The Only Watch That NASA Astronauts Trust With Their Lives (WIRED)
What changes occur in an astronaut’s body when they come back to Earth after a long mission from the ISS (International Space Station)? An interesting question in quora. The graph above depicts the typical recovery times for different physiological effects, showing that readaptation is typically about 6 weeks after return, although some facets can take 6 months.
This reprojection of the official USGS basemap of Jupiter’s moon Europa is centered at the estimated source region for potential water vapor plumes that might have been detected using the Hubble Space Telescope. The view is centered at -65 degrees latitude, 183 degrees longitude.
In addition to the plume source region, the image also shows the hemisphere of Europa that might be affected by plume deposits. This map is composed of images from NASA’s Galileo and Voyager missions. The black region near the south pole results from gaps in imaging coverage. [more]