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originally posted by: Neutrality
a reply to: Phage
What (if any) are the harms of a synthesized magnetic field (not sure we can even create that) around said ship. Similar to the Earth's natural shield? Is that even a remote possibility?
You mean electromagnetic radiation (not really any such thing as magnetic radiation). Yes, we are bombarded by it on an ongoing basis. Both natural and manmade (the natural forms being dominant, sunlight for example). But that is not the kind of radiation which is of concern on long term space voyages. Cosmic rays are high energy particles, not the same thing and much more difficult to deal with. Between the Earth's magnetic field and its atmosphere, our world does a very good job of it though.
Seeing we are already bombarded with magnetic radiation, cell phones, TVs, every electrical device, wiring etc, just living in the modern World is dangerous.....I know Im getting dumber every day, at least I think I am
Sure, if you are a charged atomic particle. The magnetic fields which form those "highways" are very, very weak.
Just ride the Mag highway, with your Mag lev craft and a free ride with the correct polarity.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Neutrality
No need to "defrost" it. Ice works just as well as liquid water. It just takes a pretty thick layer of it to be effective. To be thick enough would require a lot of it. A lot of it is heavy. In space flight, heavy is undesirable. (For "heavy" read massive.)
Among other things, plastics high in hydrogen content (as water is) are been looked at.
There is even a suggestion that astronauts’ pee and poop be used to line the spacecraft (water is more effective than metals at protecting against space radiation).