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experimental magnetic shield that would protect explorers in their journeys between the planets.

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posted on Jul, 30 2010 @ 09:52 PM
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Hope we put this in the right catagory..


www.minimagnetosphere.rl.ac.uk...


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In the last year space agencies in the United States, Europe, China, Japan and India have announced their intention to resume human exploration of the Solar system, beginning with the Moon and perhaps ultimately moving on to Mars. But travel beyond the immediate vicinity of the Earth carries significant risks for astronauts, not the least of which is the exposure to sometimes high levels of radiation. Now a team of scientists at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory are set to construct an experimental magnetic shield that would protect explorers in their journeys between the planets.



Found this to be quite interesting especially that they are using an experimental magnetic shield......




posted on Jul, 31 2010 @ 03:39 AM
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Originally posted by lost_on_earth
Hope we put this in the right catagory..


www.minimagnetosphere.rl.ac.uk...


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In the last year space agencies in the United States, Europe, China, Japan and India have announced their intention to resume human exploration of the Solar system, beginning with the Moon and perhaps ultimately moving on to Mars. But travel beyond the immediate vicinity of the Earth carries significant risks for astronauts, not the least of which is the exposure to sometimes high levels of radiation. Now a team of scientists at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory are set to construct an experimental magnetic shield that would protect explorers in their journeys between the planets.



Found this to be quite interesting especially that they are using an experimental magnetic shield......


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posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 10:48 PM
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In all honesty - I'm in favor of a plasma shield. While it would require us to refine our technology quite a bit (and develop a better understanding of plasma behavior) - the benefits are far greater with - theoretically - a very similar amount of power (energy necessary to sustain a plasma field is not all that great, but our applications have difficulty exploiting the theory - AKA efficiency problems).

First, you can contain an atmosphere and keep it at a pressure. That means space-walks without the need for a suit (though thermal extremes may not make it a simple matter of walking outside to fix that rattle driving you nuts).

Plasmas also neutralize a lot of particle radiation (and would protect against micro-meteorites and high-velocity space dust that can cause some severe problems).

Plasmas effectively become very large faraday cages - which neutralizes a lot of potentially hazardous EMF.

That also means, given the correct technology, you could modify the shape of your plasma field to use it as a radio-telescope, a radio/radar antenna, and a variety of other useful things.



 
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