Getting to the Red Planet Requires Planning and a Whole Lot of Knowledge

This year’s solar storms will help future Mars astronauts –as Solar storms affect Mars’ atmosphere.

By Devika Rao at The Week: The sun is currently at solar maximum. This means that the celestial body is at its peak activity, releasing higher levels of radiation and solar particles. It was a strong solar storm that recently made the Northern Lights visible across the Northern Hemisphere. While Earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field protect the planet from these solar events, Mars has no such protection. But the sun’s solar…

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