Artist’s conception of an astronaut working on Mars. NASA
Exploration

Mars Astronauts Face Double the Cancer Risk as Previously Estimated, Says Study

The radiation risk for a manned Mars mission would already be dangerously high, but damage to cells that are next to heavily damaged cells may double the estimated risk.

Published On 06/07/2017
4:07 PM EDT
The Mars Curiosity rover has done radiation studies on the Red Planet that could be relevant to humans. NASA