Radiation protection

Cosmic radiation is one of the most serious dangers to human spaceflight and hence a serious issue for space colonization. Consequently radiation protection is no luxury for space settlers and without this space colonization is unlikely to succeed.

Researchers at the Australian National University have developed a new nano material that could reflect cosmic radiation. A thin film of the material could provide radiation protection of astronauts and space settlers. Compared to other shielding techniques this material appears to offer a light-weight protection.

3 thoughts on “Radiation protection”

  1. This material only protects you from ultraviolet and infrared radiation.

    1. That’s true, but as far as I have understood the article, the researchers will now investigate whether it could be used with other types of radiation. If this principle could be used against other types of radiation, that would be a major breakthrough.

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