Scientists Suggest Safest Time for Mars Travel Written 27 August 2021


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CNET News reports that a new study published this month offers suggestions on how to avoid hazardous radiation on a trip to Mars. UCLA said Wednesday that “The scientists’ calculations demonstrate that it would be possible to shield a Mars-bound spacecraft from energetic particles from the sun because, during solar maximum, the most dangerous and energetic particles from distant galaxies are deflected by the enhanced solar activity.
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