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Quantifying Space Radiation Dangers

With plans for a manned mission to Mars on the drawing board, researchers from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center are working to quantify the risk astronauts on long voyages will face from exposure to the high linear energy transfer (LET) radiation found in space. LET radiation is found in solar […]

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High Quality Meteor Spectrum Caught By Chance

Astronomers were lucky enough to record the spectrum of a bright meteor when it happened – by sheer chance and against all reasonable odds – to cross the narrow slit of the FORS1 instrument on the ESO Very Large Telescope in Chile. At the time of this unlikely event, the telescope was performing a series […]

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