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Space radiation increasing, becoming more hazardous for human explorers

As future missions look to travel back to the Moon or even to Mars, new research in Space Weather cautions that the exposure to radiation is much higher than previously thought and could have serious implications on both astronauts and … Continue reading

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HiRISE: A candidate human exploration zone of Maja Valles entry into Chryse Planitia

A candidate human exploration zone of Maja Valles entry into Chryse Planitia. Evidence of clays could provide potential resource to be used. There is also¬† ample evidence of aqueous processes that could be enhanced by direct observation of the mineralogy … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Eastern rim of Bopolu Crater

The eastern rim of Bopolu Crater. This observation will be used to better characterize Meridiani Planum (where this crater is located) as a possible zone for human exploration. Beautiful Mars series.

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Collateral damage from cosmic rays increases cancer risk for Mars astronauts

The cancer risk for a human mission to Mars has effectively doubled following a University of Nevada Las Vegas study predicting a dramatic increase in the disease for astronauts traveling to the red planet or on long-term missions outside the … Continue reading

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