Solar News 2018, FYI: Radiation Increasing


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 19 March 2018

 

Solar News

FYI: Radiation Increasing

New study finds space radiation is increasingly more hazardous,
AGU Blogosphere, March 15, 2018.

Research Highlights

"...new research cautions that the exposure to radiation is much higher than previously thought and could have serious implications on both astronauts and satellite technology."

"...measurements obtained over the last four years exceeded trends from previous solar cycles by at least 30 percent, showing that the radiation environment is getting far more intense."

"...large fluxes in Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) are rising faster and are on path to exceed any other recorded time in the space age."

"In 2014, Schwadron and his team predicted around a 20 percent increase in radiation dose rates from one solar minimum to the next. Four years later, their newest research shows current conditions exceed their predictions by about 10 percent, showing the radiation environment is worsening even more than expected."

 

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

I don't know much about space, but I know the effects of the Sun we can feel at high altitude are significant and powerful, by the physical pounding it puts on us at the time, as are the cumulative effects of our high altitude exposure. Anything that tells me the power of the Sun is increasing, anywhere, gets my attention.

We've recently seen mixed information on the state of the ozone layer, reporting the circumpolar holes are decreasing, while the mid-lattidude holes are increasing.

Nonetheless, this information in the article above tends to remind us of the importance of our Sun Protection System, for the daily status of our health and energy, if not for protection from the cummulative effects of high altitude radiation exposure.

 

IMPRACTICAL APPLICATION

Is Elon Musk is going to have to figure out a new scam, if the pretense of escaping the destruction of our planet by fleeing into space starts glowing in the dark from all the solar, galactic, and intergalactic radiation out there?

 

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