cosmic radiation


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cosmic radiation

[′käz·mik ‚rād·ē′ā·shən]
(nuclear physics)
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00167 of the devices at issue (60 out of 36,000) have been found to have been affected by background levels of cosmic radiation.
Kamal Datta, of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, DC said that sustained exposure during prolonged space missions, like a mission to Mars, and lengthy stays at the International Space Station may cause significant cosmic radiation dose accumulation in astronauts, and thus remains a long-term health concern of space exploration.
Farrol Kahn, director of the Aviation Health Institute - a charity that investigates the health risks of flying - has urged the European Union to issue a directive requiring airlines to provide advisory circulars about the potential risk from cosmic radiation.
Anything with sharp edges would be a risk to astronauts while the chips and magnetic strips used in our cards on Earth would be damaged beyond repair by cosmic radiation.
The cause is cosmic radiation, according to experts.
A group of researchers in Denmark have published a report indicating that there is now evidence linking cosmic radiation and leukemia in regular flyers and cabin crew members.
In April 1992, researchers announced that a careful analysis of the first year's worth of data gathered by the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite showed that the cosmic radiation indeed fluctuates by a tiny but significant 10 parts per million throughout the sky (SN: 5/2/92, p.
Fantastic Four" follows a group of astronauts who gain various superpowers when their genetic structures are altered after suffering a cosmic radiation disaster.
Thanks to our radiation-resistant optical glass, ten years of exposure to cosmic radiation have not impaired the performance of our lenses.
Cernan's camera is still sitting exactly where it was left with its lens pointing out into space - an experiment into solar cosmic radiation he hoped could be collected by future astronauts.
IOAN GRUFFUDD, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis and Chris Evans star as the four adventurers who are turned into superheroes with fantastic powers after an accident in space involving cosmic radiation.
THE risk to airline passengers and crews of cancer from cosmic radiation is to be assessed in a new study starting today.