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Humans has colonized another planet and have been to it for a while, the year is ~11 (earth)years and a day is ~9 (earth)hours.

How long time will it take for the humans to biologically adjust to the new conditions biologically?

Bonus questions: would it have any side effects (lets say psychological, periods on woman, 9 months pregnancy, etc.)?


marked as duplicate by Magic-Mouse, Community Oct 15 '15 at 13:21

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    $\begingroup$ Related: Effect of longer day/night cycle on human sleeping patterns?, as well as all the questions mentioned in the comments of that question. $\endgroup$ – DaaaahWhoosh Oct 15 '15 at 13:12
  • $\begingroup$ I made a close because of duplicate request (Since SE dislike deletion of questions) $\endgroup$ – Magic-Mouse Oct 15 '15 at 13:20
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry Youstay Igo, i ment Evolve not adjust, one is acceptance by person the other is adapting through generations. $\endgroup$ – Magic-Mouse Oct 15 '15 at 14:04

There are plenty of examples (shift workers for examples) of people living with time shifting days or days that aren't 24 hours long. There are some signs of stress and depression from that but nothing long term damaging. Within a few generations you can expect most people to have adapted.

Most likely people would adjust to a 27 hour day, with three local days being compressed into one "day". That adjustment wouldn't take very long at all.

Women's periods would be unlikely to change (although with the science level involved most likely women would no longer have periods except when wanting a child), and gestation times would almost certainly not change. They are both tied far more to biological facts like how long it takes an embryo to grow than to anything else.


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