Corpus ID: 23714966

Phosphenes in low earth orbit: survey responses from 59 astronauts.

  title={Phosphenes in low earth orbit: survey responses from 59 astronauts.},
  author={C. Fuglesang and L. Narici and P. Picozza and W. Sannita},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  volume={77 4},
INTRODUCTION It has long been known that many people in space experience sudden phosphenes, or light flashes. Although it is clear that they are related to high-energy particles in the space radiation environment, many details about them are still unknown. In an effort to gain more knowledge about the light flashes, a study was initiated to collect information from people who have recently flown in space. METHOD A survey conducted by anonymous questionnaire was performed among astronauts… Expand
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