cosmic rays

Will cosmic rays threaten Mars One, and other deep-space astronaut projects?

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

Crewed missions to Mars such as Mars One may face dangerous levels of cosmic rays (energetic particles), according to a new paper.

The Plan to Make the Moon an Enormous Detector of Cosmic Rays

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

Where do these ultrahigh energy cosmic rays come from? Astronomers have a plan to find out, using the moon and a massive new radio telescope array.