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Superconductors and outer space

  1. Feb 1, 2014 #1
    What would happen to cosmic rays if you put superconductor material on the hull of a spacecraft? Would the flux trapping effect trap the cosmic rays? Could the superconductor protect the spacecraft from cosmic rays?

    Could it be possible to create a superconductor magnet that can produce a magnetic field strong enough to protect a spacecraft from cosmic rays?
     
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  3. Feb 2, 2014 #2

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