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Why Astronauts Need This Cancer Shield In Space

Going to space is a daunting task, and once in space astronauts face a ton of challenges including space radiation. Find out how scientists are attempting to ease one of many astronaut worries.

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A Superconducting Shield For Astronauts
“A team at CERN is working with the European Space Radiation Superconducting Shield project to develop a superconducting magnet that could protect astronauts from cosmic radiation during deep-space missions. The idea is to create an active magnetic field to shield spacecraft from high-energy particles.”

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