Galactic Radiation Shielding: The Future for Space Exploration

A solar flare is an immense output of energy due to disturbances in magnetic field lines that causes a sudden flash of increased brightness on the Sun. On August 7, 1972 there was a massive solar flare which created an accelerated wave of particles, mostly protons. The wave of particles would have been severely dangerous to anyone outside Earth’s magnetosphere. The Apollo 16 crew…