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Radiation in Space: Relevance and Risk for Human Missions

  • This volume of the series Springer Briefs in Space Life Sciences explains the physics and biology of radiation in space, defines various forms of cosmic radiation and their dosimetry, and presents a range of exposure scenarios. It also discusses the effects of radiation on human health and describes the molecular mechanisms of heavy charged particles’ deleterious effects in the body. Lastly, it discusses countermeasures and addresses the vital question: Are we ready for launch? Written for researchers in the space life sciences and space biomedicine, and for master’s students in biology, physics, and medicine, the book will also benefit all non-experts endeavoring to understand and enter space.

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Document Type:Book (monograph, edited volume)
Author:Christine E. Hellweg, Thomas Berger, Daniel Matthiä, Christa Baumstark-Khan
Number of pages:xxiv, 111
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
Place of publication:Cham
Date of first publication:2020/07/24
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Angewandte Naturwissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Entry in this database:2020/07/29