radiation

Radiation could restrict crewed Mars missions to less than four years

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

An international team of scientists has calculated that a crewed mission to Mars should only last a maximum of four years if the astronauts' health isn't to be endangered by prolonged exposure to cosmic radiation.

Astronauts could live inside ice domes on Mars

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2017
by Alex Muller

The astronauts who will someday go to Mars will be bombarded by radiation from space.

Apollo Astronauts are More Likely to Die of Heart Problems

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

The likely culprit of this higher rate of heart problems is their unprecedented exposure to deep space radiation.

MIT study says that there is little risk of Earth's goemagnetic field flipping soon

Posted in Science on 1st Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Previous research had predicted an imminent flip that would leave life on Earth temporarily un-shielded from space radiation.

Drug protects against the effects of nuclear radiation 24 hours after exposure

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

The threat of a nuclear incident has raised awareness of the need for medicine that can prevent radiation damage.