It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Curiosity rover finds radiation levels on Mars are safe for humans Curiosity rover finds radiation levels on Mars are safe for humans
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Curiosity rover finds radiation levels on Mars are safe for humans
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 19th November 2012, 08:17   #1
[M] Reviewer
 
Stefan Mileschin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Romania
Posts: 112,671
Stefan Mileschin Freshly Registered
Default Curiosity rover finds radiation levels on Mars are safe for humans

It's been three months since NASA's Curiosity rover set foot wheels down on Martian terrain, and now the space agency has divulged what it's learned about radiation on Mars. Marking the first time radiation has been measured from the surface of another planet, preliminary data collected using the rover's Radiation Assessment Detector (or RAD for short) revealed that levels on the ground are similar to what astronauts encounter on the International Space Station. What's that mean for space travel? "The astronauts can live in this environment," Don Hassler, principal investigator on Curiosity's RAD hardware, said in a press conference. However, humans would still experience higher levels of radiation on the way to and from the red planet than on its surface. The results are encouraging, but they're just one of many developments left before Homo sapiens set foot on Mars. For more details on the RAD's findings, look below for the press release.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/17/c...fe-for-humans/
Stefan Mileschin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pocket Geiger launches three new radiation detection devices Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 14th November 2012 09:27
Earth’s Radiation Belt Sounds like Whale Song Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 5th October 2012 08:14
NASA's Curiosity rover finds ancient streambed on Mars Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 28th September 2012 08:56
Curiosity rover starts light robotic arm workout Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 10th September 2012 08:51
Enhanced 1080P Video Of Curiosity Rover Decent Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 23rd August 2012 09:16
Curiosity rover warms up its laser with basaltic rock blast Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 21st August 2012 08:07
Test Drive The Mars Rover Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 15th August 2012 07:38
Mattel casts NASA Curiosity rover die with new Hot Wheels toy Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 3rd August 2012 08:03
Radiation resistant MEMS could survive nuclear attack Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 13th June 2012 07:40

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:30.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO