TIL A solar particle event was a major risk for astronauts on the moon. One plan was to create a trench, drive the lunar Rover over it, pile dirt over the Rover, and stay underneath there for hours

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  1. You should also learn today that “solar particle events” – i.e. Coronal Mass Ejections – and just background radiation in space are huge threats to extra-planetary monkeys in general.

    Fun fact: One of the best defenses against ionizing space radiation is human waste.

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