South America records Mars-like levels of UV radiation

July 9, 2014 12:36 PM

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UV-B recordings far exceeded the dangerous threshold for humans

Ultraviolet rays – bad news, right? At best exposure to them leads to a nasty sunburn, and at worst it leads to straight up cancer. If that’s of concern to you (as it probably should be), maybe think about avoiding parts South America: According to scientists at the SETI Institute, they recently set...

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