The rough guide to the Moon and Mars
Lockwood, M. and Hapgood, M. (2007) The rough guide to the Moon and Mars. Astronomy and Geophysics, 48 (6). 6.11-6.17. ISSN 1366-8781
To link to this article DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-4004.2007.48611.x
Space is a dangerous place for humans, once we step beyond the rotection of Earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field. Galactic cosmic rays and bursts of charged particles from the Sun damaging to health happen with alarming frequency – the Apollo astronauts were very lucky. Understanding the physics of radiation from distinct sources in space will be useful to help future space voyagers plan journeys in greater safety, and produce effective shields for these unavoidable events on journeys to Mars or beyond.