Measurements of Energetic Particle Radiation in Transit to Mars on the Mars Science Laboratory

  title={Measurements of Energetic Particle Radiation in Transit to Mars on the Mars Science Laboratory},
  author={C. Zeitlin and D. Hassler and F. Cucinotta and B. Ehresmann and R. Wimmer-Schweingruber and D. Brinza and S. Kang and G. Weigle and S. Boettcher and E. Boehm and S. Burmeister and J. Guo and J. K{\"o}hler and C. Martin and A. Posner and S. Rafkin and G. Reitz},
  pages={1080 - 1084}
  • C. Zeitlin, D. Hassler, +14 authors G. Reitz
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Going to Mars The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft containing the Curiosity rover, was launched from Earth in November 2011 and arrived at Gale crater on Mars in August 2012. Zeitlin et al. (p. 1080) report measurements of the energetic particle radiation environment inside the spacecraft during its cruise to Mars, confirming the hazard likely to be posed by this radiation to astronauts on a future potential trip to Mars. Williams et al. (p. 1068, see the Perspective by Jerolmack) report the… CONTINUE READING

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