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Submission + - Mars-Bound Probe Serves as Radiation Guinea Pig->

sighted writes: "This week's huge solar storm will benefit future astronauts, thanks to the rover Curiosity, now on its way to Mars. The rover is equipped with an instrument that measures the radiation exposure that could affect a human astronaut en route to the Red Planet. Scientists are just starting to pore over the data from the blast of particles. Don't worry about the poor robotic geologist, though: 'No harmful effects to the Mars Science Laboratory have been detected from this solar event,' says NASA."
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Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.

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