October262012
Tracking Deadly Space Radiation Could Protect Future Astronauts
CREDIT: Nathan Schwadron, UNH-EOS
Radiation from the sun, either constantly streaming or spiking with solar flares and coronal mass ejections, poses a danger to astronauts in space. In this artist’s image, radiation streams away from the sun along the (blue) curved magnetic field lines, arriving before the (orange) cornal mass ejection. 

Tracking Deadly Space Radiation Could Protect Future Astronauts

CREDIT: Nathan Schwadron, UNH-EOS

Radiation from the sun, either constantly streaming or spiking with solar flares and coronal mass ejections, poses a danger to astronauts in space. In this artist’s image, radiation streams away from the sun along the (blue) curved magnetic field lines, arriving before the (orange) cornal mass ejection.