Cosmic Radiation Exposure on Polar Flights, Part 2

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Cosmic radiation constantly bombard the Earth from all directions. Some of the particles come from our sun, but most are from deep space. Upon striking the Earth’s outer atmosphere, these high-energy particles produce secondary showers of lower energy, mostly unstable, charged particles. Adjacent to this educational display at the CERN visitor’s center was a scientific sensor that displays the frequency of these high-energy particles entering the Earth’s atmosphere. Credit: Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire
The first part of this article series examined how much is “too much” cosmic radiation exposure. Concern over cosmic radiation exposure has surfaced in recent years, although due to its technical content the discussions have usually remained within a small group of specialists in aerospace medicine...

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