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Moon dust could give astronauts permanent DNA damage, study finds

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http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/05/17/moon-dust-could-give-astronauts-permanent-dna-damage-study-finds.amp.html

 In space, they say, no one can hear you sneeze. But Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt was doing a lot of that inside the Challenger command module when he visited the moon in 1972.

One day, after a lunar walk, Schmitt accidentally breathed in some of the abundant moon dust that he and his commander had tracked back in to the Challenger living quarters. For a full day, Schmitt suffered from what he described as "lunar hay fever." His eyes watered, his throat throbbed, and he broke into a sneezing fit.

No, Schmitt wasn't allergic to the moon. NASA scientists now understand that pieces of moon dust — especially the smallest, sharpest particles — pose clear health risks to astronauts. A recent study published in the April issue of the journal GeoHealth examined exactly how dangerous that dust can be on a cellular level — and the results are as ominous as the dark side of the moon. In several lab tests, a single scoop of replica moon dust proved toxic enough to kill up to 90 percent of the lung and brain cells exposed to it. [5 Mad Myths About the Moon]

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6 minutes ago, octopus prime said:

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/05/17/moon-dust-could-give-astronauts-permanent-dna-damage-study-finds.amp.html

 In space, they say, no one can hear you sneeze. But Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt was doing a lot of that inside the Challenger command module when he visited the moon in 1972.

One day, after a lunar walk, Schmitt accidentally breathed in some of the abundant moon dust that he and his commander had tracked back in to the Challenger living quarters. For a full day, Schmitt suffered from what he described as "lunar hay fever." His eyes watered, his throat throbbed, and he broke into a sneezing fit.

No, Schmitt wasn't allergic to the moon. NASA scientists now understand that pieces of moon dust — especially the smallest, sharpest particles — pose clear health risks to astronauts. A recent study published in the April issue of the journal GeoHealth examined exactly how dangerous that dust can be on a cellular level — and the results are as ominous as the dark side of the moon. In several lab tests, a single scoop of replica moon dust proved toxic enough to kill up to 90 percent of the lung and brain cells exposed to it. [5 Mad Myths About the Moon]

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I had to look up who he is. He's 83 years old now. It must not be that toxic or surely he'd be dead already? 

Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt (born July 3, 1935) is an American geologist, retired NASA astronaut, university professor, former U.S. senator from New Mexico, and the most recent living person to have walked on the Moon. As of 2018, he is also the last living crew member of Apollo 17.

From wikipedia.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Schmitt

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8 minutes ago, octopus prime said:

No, Schmitt wasn't allergic to the moon. NASA scientists now understand that pieces of moon dust — especially the smallest, sharpest particles — pose clear health risks to astronauts.

BTW this sounds like diatomaceous earth.  Diatoms on the moon? nah, right? lol 

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There is little erosion so all those little particles came from impact I recon. So they are like micro-shards?

I know Harrison Schmitt. Jack.

He was "Born in Space".

Did you know that?

 

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4 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

BTW this sounds like diatomaceous earth.  Diatoms on the moon? nah, right? lol 

Also, click the links in the article if you have time to explore it 

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2 hours ago, octopus prime said:

In several lab tests, a single scoop of replica moon dust proved toxic enough to kill up to 90 percent of the lung and brain cells exposed to it.

You would think they would have some of the real stuff laying around somewhere.

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20 minutes ago, abigfatzero said:

You would think they would have some of the real stuff laying around somewhere.

But they do...

Sounds a whole lot like the shit that I used to do back in the eighties.

:banana-riding-llama-smiley-emoticon::trippy::banana-riding-llama-smiley-emoticon:

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