Powerful Solar Storm Shows Radiation Will be a Real Challenge for Mars Colonists Written 14 June 2024


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SPACE reports that a powerful solar storm in May 2024 created auroras on Mars that have provided scientists with crucial information that could aid future crewed missions. “Researchers with NASA's MAVEN orbiter, 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter, and Curiosity Mars rover each played key roles in capturing data from the event that will help us better understand our neighboring planet and plan for future crewed visits to it.”
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