News Archive / Tagged: Cosmic Rays
Cosmic ray detection could mean Voyager 2 is close to interstellar spaceLaurel KornfeldOctober 6th, 2018
Now almost 11 billion miles (17.7 billion km) from Earth, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft has detected an increasing amount of cosmic rays that originate beyond our solar system, leading some scientists to believe the probe is on the verge of entering interstellar space.
OPINION: Radiation hucksters strike againRobert ZubrinJune 16th, 2017
Dr. Robert Zubrin states his opinion on recent claims by a professor that the cancer risk from cosmic-ray radiation on a mission to Mars is greater than expected.
Study suggests increased cancer risk on Mars missionsPaul KnightlyJune 13th, 2017
A new study by researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) suggests the cancer risk for astronauts on a mission to Mars could be higher than expected. The results of the study were published in the May issue of Scientific Reports and show the risk is effectively doubled compared with previous models.