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Space Radiation: More Hazardous Than We Thought

15 Mar 2018, 13:30 UTC
Space Radiation: More Hazardous Than We Thought NASA

It might sound like something from a science fiction plot — astronauts traveling into deep space being bombarded by cosmic rays — but radiation exposure is science fact. As future missions look to travel back to the moon or even to Mars, new research from UNH’s Space Science Center cautions that the exposure to radiation is much higher than previously thought and could have serious implications for both astronauts and satellite technology.

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