Why Cosmic Radiation Could Foil Plans for Farming on Mars

 What would it take for humans to live on Mars? The first step is to successfully

 of course. Once there, the astronauts would face a task that could be even more difficult: figuring 

how to survive in an environment that is vastly different from Earth's. A new study demonstrates 

 Earth's plants don’t grow as well when exposed to the level of radiation expected on Mars.

 Earth's plants don’t grow as well when exposed to the level of radiation expected on Mars.

 Mars lacks the same degree of protection from cosmic radiation that the Earth's atmosphere 

First, Wamelink and his team had to recreate the cosmic radiation

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