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Fungi onboard ISS survives high doses of ionizing radiation

New research presented at the 2019 Astrobiology Science Conference shows that mold on the International Space Station is capable of surviving high doses of ionizing radiation. This finding is important for future deep space missions.

Study: Protection of astronauts from deep space radiation needed

A new NASA-funded study reveals that exposure to space radiation on long trips, like a voyage to Mars, could permanently harm astronauts' intestines and lead to stomach and colon cancer.
 

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Galactic cosmic rays are a variable shower of charged particles coming from supernova explosions and...
Galactic cosmic rays are a variable shower of charged particles coming from supernova explosions and other events extremely far from our solar system. The sun is the other main source of energetic particles this investigation detects and characterizes. The sun spews electrons, protons and heavier ions in "solar particle events" fed by solar flares and ejections of matter from the sun's corona.
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