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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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Duck & cover: good advice for Mars organics

Everyone knows Mars has a terrible environment: temperatures are bitter cold most of the time, there’s almost no air pressure, and solar ultraviolet light scours the surface unhindered. Actually, it’s even worse. Alexander Pavlov (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) and … Continue reading

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