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Musicfan637 t1_j6nj5dr wrote

And we’re trying to make outposts on the moon? Knowing this info? What’s the plan?


[deleted] t1_j6nqxor wrote

The concept is simple, you just include an emergency shelter with higher radiation shielding. Solar storms don't last for long.

The execution of that concept is more nuanced, but for a lunar outpost, the easiest solution is simply to build a bunker into (by digging) or out of (by forming a concrete) the lunar soil.


Schyte96 t1_j6oqcif wrote

On planets or the moon: Underground. Dirt and rocks make for good radiation shielding. On spacecraft that fly for long (such as to Mars) probably water tanks. Water is also an ok radiation shield. Not as good as a dense metal, but it's also something you will need to bring anyways.

There is also an electromagnetic radiation shield NASA is working on. I think there were some news on it about a year or so ago.