Thursday, November 24, 2011

"Space Storms to Pose Greater Risk to Flyers and Astronauts" -- per the journal SCIENCE


Intra-stellar [ sic ] subatomic-particle hurricanes, tornadoes and hail storms forecasted to increase...

U.S. Air Force high-altitude, experimental jet pilot develops eye cancer -- should frequent flyers worry too ?

And now the article from the respected journal SCIENCE:

"Space Storms to Pose Greater Risk to Flyers and Astronauts"

By Jon Cartwright --

23 September 2011

"If you thought the outlook for Earth's climate looked bleak, don't look up. A new study suggests that space weather — the hail of energetic particles above our atmosphere—is set to worsen in coming decades.  The grim forecast suggests that astronauts and frequent flyers will face greater radiation hazards and could rule out a crewed mission to Mars before 2050.

Space weather is a general term for the environmental conditions above Earth's atmosphere.  When space weather is bad, dangerous particles abound.  These include protons and ions, known as galactic cosmic rays (GCRs), raining down at near-light speed from space, and similar particles coming in bursts from the sun, called solar energetic particles (SEPs)."



POSTED 24 Sept 2011 by:

David A. Palella
[ Electro-Magnetic Pulse Defense Council(sm) ]

San Diego, California
cell: 619-787-5767

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