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How much radiation comes in contact with the martian surface?

  1. Feb 15, 2005 #1
    How much radiation comes in contact with the martian surface? where can i find more info on this?

    thanx.
     
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  3. Feb 16, 2005 #2

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    The average exposure to background radiation on earth is about 3.6 millisieverts per year. Per MARIE data, the average is about 180 millisieverts per year on mars. That's about 3 times higher than the NRC limit on annual exposure. The situation could, however, be much worse if a solar flare happened to be pointed at mars. Here is a link:
    http://www.marssociety.org/news/2003/1210.asp
     
  4. Feb 17, 2005 #3

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    or did you mean solar radiation in general?
     
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