Deep-Space Cubesat May Lead To Radiation ‘Canary In The Coal Mine’

LOGAN, Utah — Researchers hope to use a cubesat to fly the first biological experiment beyond low Earth orbit (LEO) in four decades, a miniaturized habitat that will evaluate the effects of deep-space radiation on yeast DNA. The mission is designed to validate radiation damage models for human crews...

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