(ORDO NEWS) — Humanity will not be able to live on the Moon and Mars due to high radiation and galactic radiation, said Vyacheslav Shurshakov, head of the radiation safety department of manned space flights of the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
“From the point of view of radiation in the solar system, besides the Earth, there are nowhere favorable areas for the life of mankind. The Earth is our space ship, we have an atmosphere and a magnetic field to protect against solar flares and galactic radiation,” he said.
According to him, the dose of radiation on the moon is 400 times the dose on Earth. “On Mars, the radiation dose is 1.5 times less than on the Moon, but there is galactic cosmic radiation on Mars and on the Moon, which adversely affects human health,” the scientist explained.
Speaking about the discovered exoplanets (planets outside the solar system), Sharshakov noted that they first need to look for a magnetic field. “The magnetosphere creates a protective shield, and if it is not there, then the atmosphere will be greatly deflated by a nearby star from an exoplanet, with all the ensuing consequences for living organisms,” he said.
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