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Contemplating life in a barren world

22 Sep 2013, 09:26 UTC
Contemplating life in a barren world
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The last of Olivier Delanoë’s series of blog entries on the end of darkness and living without life around. Sometimes an alarm will sound at night, waking us up with fatigued eyes. It even occurs that the alarm sounds multiple … Continue reading →

Self portrait in the dusk. Credits: IPEV/PNRA-O. Delanoë
The last of Olivier Delanoë’s series of blog entries on the end of darkness and living without life around.
Sometimes an alarm will sound at night, waking us up with fatigued eyes. It even occurs that the alarm sounds multiple times, a horrible alarm clock that makes waking up even worse than usual. At this altitude, the ultra-dry air repairs our bodies even less than usual when sleeping. A medical experiment I am taking part in for ESA shows that we are suffering from sleep apnea. I often wake up with a dry mouth so I keep a bottle of water close at all times.
I turn and turn in my bed. All sleep has left me. I turn on the light to read a book. The Sun has disappeared for months and waking up is hard. I must take care not to fall into the trap of ...

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