Cosmic rays may double cancer risks for astronauts travelling to Mars

Cosmic rays may double cancer risks for astronauts travelling to Mars

Cosmic rays may double cancer risks for astronauts travelling to Mars Conventional risk models used by NASA and others assume DNA damage and mutation are the cause of radiation cancers. (Image for representation, Source: Pixabay) Astronauts travelling to Mars or other deep space missions may be at a two-fold higher risk of developing cancer than previously assumed, due to exposure to cosmic rays outside the protection of Earth’s magnetic field, a new study warns. Astronauts travelling to Mars or other deep space missions may be at a two-fold higher risk of…

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REVEALED: NASA set to launch new megarocket test flight WITHOUT astronauts on board

REVEALED: NASA set to launch new megarocket test flight WITHOUT astronauts on board

REVEALED: NASA set to launch new megarocket test flight WITHOUT astronauts on board REVEALED  : NASA’s new megarocket will launch without any astronauts on its first test flight, the space agency has confirmed. NASA NASA will launch its megarocket without astronauts, dismissing Donald Trump’s hopes The spacecraft, which has been designed to eventually send astronauts to Mars, will launch in 2019 – but White House plans to put a crew on the first flight appear have been dismissed. The space agency’s top leaders announced their decision after reviewing a variety…

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