Cosmic Rays Could Be Even More Dangerous to Mars Explorers Than Thought

Mars from Hubble

A new predictive model of radiation effects indicates we could be vastly underestimating the damaging effects of cosmic rays on astronauts. That means a trip to Mars could include a doubling of cancer risk compared with previous estimates.

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