Plastics can protect astronauts from cosmic radiation

06/17/2013 | Space.com

The findings of a recent moon probe by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter found that plastic could be used to shield astronauts on deep space missions from the harmful radiation in galactic cosmic rays. "This is the first study using observations from space to confirm what has been thought for some time -- that plastics and other lightweight materials are pound-for-pound more effective for shielding against cosmic radiation than aluminum," said the study's lead author Cary Zeitlin.

View Full Article in:

Space.com

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
CONTRACT - Education Consultants
Confidential
East Coast, Phoenix, Los Angeles, SL_Multiple Locations
Inside Sales Representative
Apperson, Inc.
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Product Marketing Manager
Apperson, Inc.
Charlotte, NC
Business Development Analyst
Insight Education Group
Los Angeles, CA
Marketing Manager
Insight Education Group
Washington, DC or Los Angeles, CA