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Relatively lightweight aluminium or plastic shielding can block charged particles from the sun. But it would take impractically thick and heavy shields to stop the higher-energy galactic cosmic rays. "Shielding is not a solution to the risk problem," says Frank Cucinotta, chief scientist for radiation studies at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Originally posted by Phage
Are these considered highly dangerous levels? It seems they are about equivalent or less than what the ISS receives.
Originally posted by gortex
Isn't this less about going to mars and more about an easy way of going to Phobos to have a closer look at any Structures or Monoliths that may be there , without actually saying " Oh by the way we are going to Phobos to look at any Structures or Monoliths that may be there ".
Just a thought
Originally posted by D.E.M.
There are also concerns about the effect it would have on Humans living outside earths magnetic field for the year or so it would take to get to Mars, not to mention living in the almost non-existent on Mars itself.
We simply don't know how crucial the field is to the proper functioning of the human brain at this point, no one has spent enough time away from it for us to be able to see if there are any adverse effects.
Unless I am grossly mistaken, which I may just be.