Space news

We want to share two news stories on ScienceDaily relevant for space colonization.

Roadmap to enhance radioresistance for space colonization.

Cosmic radiation is by far the most serious threat for space settlement, both orbital and surface-based ones. Without adequate protection from cosmic radiation, human space colonization will be impossible. Therefore research to protect humans against this radiation is of crucial importance.

Widespread water on the Moon

Water is indispensable for human life and hence the presence of water is of critical importance for any Moon-based settlement. Contrary to previous scientific understanding, there appears more water on the Moon. However, this water is primarily contained as hydroxy into lunar stones.

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  1. Cosmic rays (i.e. particle radiation in the form of high energy protons) are even more prominent in the interstellar medium. Within our solar system, charged particles from the solar wind flow outward along and stretch the sun’s magnetic field lines creating a heliosphere which extends beyond the orbit of Pluto and which blocks some of these cosmic rays.

    Electromagnetic radiation – in the form of high energy photons – can be dangerous and deadly too, such as ultraviolet light, x-rays and gamma rays.

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