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Astronauts Could Survive Mars Radiation, Curiosity Rover Finds

 
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Astronauts Could Survive Mars Radiation, Curiosity Rover Finds
Radiation levels at the Martian surface appear to be roughly similar to those experienced by astronauts in low-Earth orbit, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found.

The rover's initial radiation measurements — the first ever taken on the surface of another planet — may buoy the hopes of human explorers who may one day put boots on Mars, for they add more support to the notion that astronauts can indeed function on the Red Planet for limited stretches of time.

"Absolutely, astronauts can live in this environment," Don Hassler, of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colo., told reporters during a news conference today (Nov. 15).

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Re: Astronauts Could Survive Mars Radiation, Curiosity Rover Finds
but will their eyes bulge out like arnolds did? we need to know these things.
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Re: Astronauts Could Survive Mars Radiation, Curiosity Rover Finds
The real question is can they survive the transit in between planets while outside of Earth's protective magnetic field?

If there were a severe solar flare or CME, things might get serious within a few minutes.

Solutions have been proposed with metallic shielding or water shelters, but the practicality of both is in question. Recent research has shown that metallic shielding poses it's own problems- particles are absorbed, but then beta particles from the metallic shielding itself are split apart causing more problems than the initial radiation in the first place, since the effect is multiplied.

Water seems to provide sufficient neutron shielding, but the plan that NASA has proposed is in my opinion impractical- taking up much space and weight aboard the spacecraft.
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Re: Astronauts Could Survive Mars Radiation, Curiosity Rover Finds
The real question is can they survive the transit in between planets while outside of Earth's protective magnetic field?

If there were a severe solar flare or CME, things might get serious within a few minutes.

Solutions have been proposed with metallic shielding or water shelters, but the practicality of both is in question. Recent research has shown that metallic shielding poses it's own problems- particles are absorbed, but then beta particles from the metallic shielding itself are split apart causing more problems than the initial radiation in the first place, since the effect is multiplied.

Water seems to provide sufficient neutron shielding, but the plan that NASA has proposed is in my opinion impractical- taking up much space and weight aboard the spacecraft.
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Not only that, but the chance of hitting any type of debris in space is a major cause of concern. A beebee sized rock would produce a catastrophic collision.

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