The perils of going to Mars


Travelling to Mars? Piece o’cake, unless you really want to dive deeply into the science of space travel. The road to Mars is hellish and without special protection in the 6 or so month of flying to there you can get more than the accepted life time dose of radiation. So… yeah.

With a little work things are not THAT bad. Cosmic radiation could be avoided or protected of with some measures and then the radiation on Mars can be counteracted with special suits.

Because Mars does not have a magnetic field much like our own planet has, the solar radiation is way higher in there. Still keen on going to Mars? You can read details here.

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