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Fake Astronaut Gets Hit by Artificial Solar Flare

3 Jun 2009, 06:00 UTC
Fake Astronaut Gets Hit by Artificial Solar Flare
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Researchers are about to subject a fake astronaut complete with blood cells and simulated human tissue to an artificial solar flare. How the unlucky volunteer emerges from the radiation storm will reveal for the first time how much of a threat severe solar flares pose to astronauts en route to the Moon and Mars.

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