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New Source of Space Radiation Discovered

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posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 12:11 AM
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the moon, the Van Allen Radiation Belts strike back ……..

Researchers at UCLA have discovered a new phenomenon where electrons (beta particles) in the upper Van Allen Belts are being accelerated to near speed of light

Many of the particles escape from the radiation belt forming a beam of high energy radiation which may endanger deep space missions

spaceweatherarchive.com...




posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 12:13 AM
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"Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the moon, the Van Allen Radiation Belts strike back …….. "

If this isn't typical coded bull# from this fake reality, I don't know what is...



posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 12:33 AM
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So we need magnetic shielding similar to what the Earth has to protect us.

Like a force field.



posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 12:40 AM
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Read the 2nd post in this discussion :
How much power would a spacecraft's magnetic shield require?


Allowing for effects of field persistence in the plasma environment, average electrical power from about 100 W to 10 kW, and more preferably from about 500 W to 5 kW may be provided by the power supply to drive the magnetic field source to generate the shield magnetic field.


Of course that post is 5 years old, so these new findings may require more powerful shield generator.


For comparison, International Space Station's solar arrays, while large and heavy, are capable of 120 kW of generating capacity.


So in the earlier estimate, 5kW to 10kW seemed sufficient, whereas the Space Station's solar arrays generate 120kW.

We can totally do this and it won't be a major problem.



posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 12:45 AM
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The Palo Verde nuclear power plant in Arizona is the largest nuclear power plant in the United States with three reactors and a total electricity generating capacity1 of about 3,937 MW.


1MW = 1,000kW


The R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in New York is the smallest nuclear power plant in the United States, and it has one reactor with an electricity generating capacity1 of 582 megawatts (MW)


Source: US Energy Information Administration

So even a super small nuclear power generator would be way more than enough to power an effective magnetic shield. With 500,000 kW we could power shields to unimaginable levels.
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posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 01:13 AM
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One proposed solution is to fly with service module facing radiation source - any radiation would have to pass through
the service module with its rocket engine and propellent tanks and plumbing. Also power generation equipment - ie storage batteries . The thick heat shield at the base of the crew module would offer significant protection

Materials which contain carbon and hydrogen molecules are best at slowing and absorbing beta radiation - supplies of food and water could be arranged around the crew module . Even bagged up excrement would work ……...
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posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 01:49 AM
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We have UV ratings in the 10's and 12's,there are sites who post daily,we should of ratings of 0



posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 03:21 AM
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You guys at NASA can borrow a magnet of me to take with you.
Your welcome



posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 03:23 AM
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originally posted by: firerescue
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the moon, the Van Allen Radiation Belts strike back ……..

Researchers at UCLA have discovered a new phenomenon where electrons (beta particles) in the upper Van Allen Belts are being accelerated to near speed of light

Many of the particles escape from the radiation belt forming a beam of high energy radiation which may endanger deep space missions

spaceweatherarchive.com...


What is that website, a blog?

Your source is greatly exaggerating the effect/danger of those bow shock electrons. Most of them are actually deflected away. You would have to intentionally fly into the shock region to get a beta radiation shower. Beta radiation is also trivial to block using low atomic number materials like Aluminum.

The Curiosity probe had a Radiation Assessment Detector on board which measured radiation all the way from Earth to Mars. It measured mostly cosmic rays and no "deadly electrons".




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