An exploration of the effectiveness of artificial mini-magnetospheres as a potential solar storm shelter for long term human space missions

@article{Bamford2014AnEO,
  title={An exploration of the effectiveness of artificial mini-magnetospheres as a potential solar storm shelter for long term human space missions},
  author={R. A. Bamford and Barry J. Kellett and John Bradford and Tom N. Todd and Robin Stafford-Allen and Eduardo Paulo Alves and Lu{\'i}s O. Silva and Cheryl Collingwood and Ian A. Crawford and Robert G. Bingham},
  journal={Acta Astronautica},
  year={2014},
  volume={105},
  pages={385-394}
}

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