[ RadSafe ] Cosmic Radiation

S L Gawarecki slgawarecki at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 19:46:02 CDT 2012

For the past nine months, Curiosity has been acting as a stunt double for
astronauts, exposing itself to the same cosmic radiation humans would
experience following the same route to Mars.

"Curiosity has been hit by five major flares and solar particle events in
the Earth-Mars expanse," says Don Hassler of the Southwest Research
Institute in Boulder, Colorado. "The rover is safe, and it has been beaming
back invaluable data."

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