Tuesday, March 06, 2018

The Worsening Cosmic Ray Situation

Cosmic rays are bad–and they're getting worse. That's the conclusion of a new paper just published in the research journal Space Weather.

The authors, led by Prof. Nathan Schwadron of the University of New Hampshire, show that radiation from deep space is dangerous and intensifying faster than previously predicted.

The story begins four years ago when Schwadron and colleagues first sounded the alarm about cosmic rays. Analyzing data from the Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation (CRaTER) instrument onboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), they found that cosmic rays in the Earth-Moon system were peaking at levels never before seen in the Space Age.

The worsening radiation environment, they pointed out, was a potential peril to astronauts, curtailing how long they could safely travel through space.


Isn't Ray a poster here?

Hope he gets better.

#1 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-03-06 02:54 PM

Oh well, it looks like those mega colonies on Mars are going to have to wait.

#2 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-03-06 09:59 PM

#1 | POSTED BY SENTINEL AT 2018-03-06 02:54 PM | REPLY

But he's gone Cosmic. Years of research into pictographic documentaries on mutations caused this way assure me that after a small and sometimes painful adjustment period, he'll be fantastic, with amazing superpowers soon.

#3 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2018-03-07 10:09 AM

isnt that the name of the restaurant in tomorrow land... cosmic rays?

#4 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2018-03-07 10:19 AM

You mean High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program used across the planet, modifying the environment to unlivable status, wiping out many, many delicate and vulnerable species of life we share this world with.

If the United States is doing it, and we know our military have zero interest in ecological preservation, imagine what China a Russia have been doing.

And we can see their arrays all over the planet - they lie about everything, I'm guessing they are just too stupid or programmed to ignore reality.

Scorpio's tail aside, the decline of all species is entirely the fault of the MIC to dominate a dead planet.

#5 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-03-07 07:26 PM

#5 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-

HARP has been shut down for a few years now

#6 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-03-08 05:01 AM

Run for your lives........... the sky is falling.

#7 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-03-08 10:49 AM

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