Monday, 5 June 2017

Collateral damage from cosmic rays increases cancer risks for Mars astronauts

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The cancer risk for a human mission to Mars has effectively doubled following a study predicting a dramatic increase in the disease for astronauts traveling to the red planet or on long-term missions outside the protection of Earth's magnetic field. The new predictive model shows radiation from cosmic rays extends from damaged to otherwise healthy 'bystander' cells.
via Science Daily
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