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Mission to Mars - John C. Kirk

Mar. 28th, 2009

02:12 am - Mission to Mars

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From:rplackett
Date:March 30th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
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one of our collaborators is using our chip to do measurements for the impact of radiation on people specifically for a possible mars trip.

So far I'm amazed about how little has been measured already given that people have actually done this sort of thing already... It turns out that whilst the 'primary' sources of radiation are reasonably well understood, things like particle showering on the other side of shielding walls is actually very badly understood, much less what happens when there's an astronaut sitting on the other side of the wall for several months.
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