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Fake Astronaut Gets Hit by Artificial Solar Flare



NASA Science News for June 3, 2009

Researchers are about to subject a fake astronaut complete with blood cells and simulated human tissue to an artificial solar flare. How the unlucky volunteer emerges from the radiation storm will reveal for the first time how much of a threat severe solar flares pose to astronauts en route to the Moon and Mars.

FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009/03jun_fakeastronaut.htm?list1052465


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