Lemurs might hold the key to human hibernation necessary for Mars missions

Science fiction is turning into reality. With humanity plans Return to the moon in this decade And in the next, ambitions to travel to Mars, we need to figure out how to keep astronauts healthy for these years of missions. One solution that has long been resolved by science fiction is suspending animation, or keeping humans in the sleep of hibernation for a period of time traveling.

We can turn to nature for guidance and possible solutions to this challenge.

A squirrel monkey sits on top of a model rocket.