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Effects of zero G on health & the LGM

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posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 07:04 AM
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NASA documents that prolonged exposure to zero G has negative health effects. Muscle loss, bone decalcification, increased intra-cranial pressure and damaged to eyesight. Considering the typical physyche of your average Alien; minimal muscular architecture, large cranial cavity and equally large eyes. It can be ascertained that the Alien culture has not or did not create an artificial gravity during the formal epoch of space flight and thus has become a space faring race.




posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 07:20 AM
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a reply to: Cinnamon

Thats a good point. They would also have to overcome aging or at least slow it down. The alien depictions and the ship they were aboard in "Fire in the Sky" come to mind.

They looked small, wrinkled and grumpy, their ship was clogged with mold (like a barnacle crusted sailing ship out on the sea for too long).

ETA: I do think they would have to overcome the effects of gravity, though. Easier to reenter and thrust out of gravity wells. Less fuel and all that.
edit on 13-2-2015 by intrptr because: ETA



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 07:45 AM
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a reply to: Cinnamon

I remember long time ago there was a Russian cosmonaut stuck in the space. He was orbiting us while Soviet Union was dismantled.

He was a mess when they rescued him.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 07:45 AM
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Maybe, if their voyages are via wormhole, or some such thing, they don't have to spend all that much time in zero G or away from their home planet.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 08:13 AM
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You don't allow for the LGM seemingly working effortlessly when they are on Earth and in their ships doing their "medical exams" on abductees. We can just as easily assume that advance humanoids would look very similar to the LGM even if they were never to live in a zero-g environment. I assume that the ETs have mastered any problems that they may encounter with their bodies in various environments.

Just yesterday I read an article in a Wired magazine about a female astronaut where she says that getting her Earth legs back was harder than adjusting to being weightless.



posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 08:43 AM
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The reason we feel the elaffects of zero gravity is because we have adapted to our earth's own gravity. There is a small chance that aliens may have originated from a planet with less mass than our own and that the gravity in which they experience is a small percentage in comparison. They could be less effected by the affects of zero G as a result. Plus they may have lower bone density, a more advanced circulatory system and more sophisticated cranium capacity to offset the affects in which we experience, a possible reason for there advancements in terms of space travel without the need for "componsatory" technology.

Food for thought.



posted on Feb, 14 2015 @ 10:03 AM
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*physyche spells physique* (where is spell-checker when you need it?)

Alien races would have overcome ageing in much the same way we have. During the first millenia it was considered fortunate for man to reach 35 years of age. Now look at us. We can expect that the more artificial their enviroment the longer they will live, but that doesnt mean they are immortal.
Gravity and high 'G's are easier to endure given a lower body weight, but that isn't the point here
Research on early (Pre Cambrian) lifeforms identified the workings of evolution. Put simply, upon the rapid change of enviroment an adult organism will not change or adapt to the new conditions. However - if it can survive and reproduce, its offspring while still in gestation will change to meet the new conditions with far greater chance of survival when born. This is the basic agent of Evolution and we can apply this to any creature.
We can even consider ourselves if we were to inhabit an 'off world' colony or multi generation (zero G) spaceship. As previously stated the negative effects are muscle wastage, bone decalcification, intra-cranial pressure and associated problems including pressure on the optic nerve and pressure distortion of eyeball shape.
To adapt to this change of enviroment we can expect the next generation to have a far slimmer and diminished body. A larger head and larger eyes, first as a response to elevated intra-cranial pressure. Second, to increase the optic nerve thickness and resist ICP distortion of the eyeball. Add a few more generations and there is your archetypical alien which once was human.
As for todays fanciful notions of Aliens 'joining' human culture that is about as backward as Monkeys expecting us to climb back into the trees with them. Its a retrograde evolutionary step and isn't going to happen. LGM's might well be able to perform adequately at 1G but we would never rate their chances working down a coal mine or helping out with a Lumberjack. But that is Human life and the physical nature of it cannot be ignored any less than the repeated descriptions of 'Greys' or LGM's being rationally described as having bodies shaped by zero G.



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