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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