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Magnetic Bubble Could Protect Astronauts

  1. Nov 5, 2008 #1
    Here's some news about how a proposed magnetic bubble could protect astronauts in space against the solar wind:


    My question is - will it also work against the Van Allen radiation belt?
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  3. Nov 6, 2008 #2


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    The Van Allen belts are not that harmful. 18 astronauts have passed through them twice (to and from the moon) with no noticeable effects. Although this device should help shield the astronauts from the radiation in the VA belts, it's not that harmful in the first place.

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