Va. students help NASA tackle radiation problem

July 12, 2014 2:07 PM

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — If NASA is to ever meet its goal of sending humans into deep space, it first must figure out how to protect its astronauts from prolonged exposure to high levels of radiation.

Cosmic radiation is different from radiation found on Earth. Simply put, cosmic radiation is more damaging and there's more of it.

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