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Astronauts’ Brains Change Shape in Space

Astronauts’ brains change shape during spaceflight, according to a study published in Nature Microgravity in December 2016. MRIs of the brains of 26 astronauts taken before and after missions show that their brains compress and expand in space. The longer the astronaut spent in space, the more pronounced the changes were, the researchers said.

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