In this artist’s rendition, particle radiation from a solar flare speeds away from the sun along curved magnetic field lines (blue lines) and arrives before the coronal mass ejection (orange mass from the sun) and its driven shock. PREDICCS provides a real-time window on space weather events like this, which allows situational awareness of the hazards posed by the space radiation environment.
Credit: Image courtesy of Nathan Schwadron, UNH-EOS

Predicting Space Radiation
Source: University of New Hampshire press release
Posted: 10/20/12

Summary: Astrophysicists have created the first online system for predicting and forecasting radiation in near-Earth, lunar, and martian space environments. The tool could be useful in predicting potential hazards for future missions to these locations.

Read more: Predicting Space Radiation — Astrobiology Magazine.

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