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Video Short: Cosmic Ray Danger

Berries and other foods containing antioxidants may alleviate cellular damage caused by cosmic radiation.
Topic: Space + FlightSpace & FlightBrand: NOVA ScienceNOWNOVA ScienceNOW

Program Description

Cosmic rays are inescapable in space. They can rip right through an astronaut, damaging DNA and possibly causing cancer and memory loss over the long-term. But recent research shows that antioxidants, found in certain berries and fruit, may decrease the effects of this type of radiation.