Space radiation and astronaut safety /

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Author / Creator:Seedhouse, Erik.
Imprint:Cham : Springer, 2018.
Description:1 online resource
Series:SpringerBriefs in space development
SpringerBriefs in space development.
Subject:Cosmic rays.
Space vehicles -- Shielding (Radiation)
SCIENCE -- Physics -- Quantum Theory.
Cellular biology (cytology)
Occupational medicine.
Cosmic rays.
Space vehicles -- Shielding (Radiation)
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Digital file characteristics:text file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 16, 2018).
Summary:This brief explores the biological effects of long-term radiation on astronauts in deep space. As missions progress beyond Earth's orbit and away from the protection of its magnetic shielding, astronauts risk constant exposure to higher levels of galactic cosmic rays and solar particle events. The text concisely addresses the full spectrum of biomedical consequences from exposure to space radiation and goes on to present possible ways to mitigate such dangers and protect astronauts within the limitations of existing technologies.
Other form:Print version: Seedhouse, Erik. Space radiation and astronaut safety. Cham : Springer, 2018 3319746146 9783319746142
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-319-74615-9