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Astronauts going to Mars could face brain damage, study warns

Going to Mars could be bad for astronauts’ brains, a new study using rodents has found. While the Earth’s magnetosphere mostly protects people on this planet from cosmic radiation, any trailblazers on a long-distance trek to Mars would have to contend with the harmful radiation of space. To study this, researchers exposed rodents to charged particles and then analyzed the results.
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