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Author Hellweg, Christine E.
Title Radiation in space : relevance and risk for human missions / Christine E. Hellweg, Thomas Berger, Daniel Matthia, Christa Baumstark-Khan.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2020.

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Author Hellweg, Christine E.
Series SpringerBriefs in space life sciences, 2196-5560.
SpringerBriefs in space life sciences.
Subject Extraterrestrial radiation.
Extraterrestrial radiation -- Risk assessment.
Radiation dosimetry.
Alt Name Berger, Thomas.
Matthia, Daniel.
Baumstark-Khan, C. (Christa)
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Chapter 1. General Introduction -- Chapter 2. Radiation in Space: The Physics -- Chapter 3. Radiation in Space: The Biology -- Chapter 4. Radiation Risk Assessment -- Chapter 5. Space Radiation Countermeasures -- Chapter 6. Challenges for Exploratory Missions.-.
Summary 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 masters students in biology, physics, and medicine, the book will also benefit all non-experts endeavoring to understand and enter space.
ISBN 9783030467449 (electronic bk.)
3030467449 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-46744-9
OCLC # 1181836162
Additional Format Original 3030467430 9783030467432 (OCoLC)1147259305.

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