How can astronauts be protected from radiation on the Moon and Mars?


Vyacheslav Shorshakov, head of radiation protection in space flight at the Institute of Biomedical Problems, said that radiation from the moon and Mars can be protected by constructing houses at a depth of about a meter, and Shurchakov said in an interview with the Russian news agency RIA: “To protect from cosmic rays on the moon and Mars Dwellings should be built to a depth greater than 70 cm, because if the depth is less than this the dose of radiation will increase. “

“The depth must be rational,” that is, up to one meter, and caves and craters can also be used on the moon, “Shorchakov said.

It is noteworthy that the American administration announced at the beginning of last year its desire to resume the manned flights to the moon, and called the new moon program, Artemis, in honor of the Greek fertility gods, the twin god Apollo, who named his first American moon program.

The American side plans to send astronauts to the moon in 2024, and after the presence of man on the moon becomes normal, it will become a launch pad for Mars.

Among the recent strangest news from Mars was that researchers from the Russian-European Space Mission “ExoMars-TGO” were able for the first time to detect a green glow in the atmosphere of Mars in broad daylight, and according to experts, it is very similar to the phenomenon of aurora borealis on a planet Earth.

According to the European Space Agency, astronomers have tried to monitor this phenomenon for decades, as it was believed to have existed since 1979, but it has not been detected and confirmed to our present time, according to Sputnik.


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