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Dala  ·  314 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Worsening Cosmic Ray Situation

I wonder if extra shielding on our craft would do much good. Cosmic rays are believed to be the cause behind the Light Flash Phenomenon and at least one astronaut reported attempting to further shield himself behind lead batteries to no avail. This issue is believed to be increasing the incidence of cataracts in astronauts as well: https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2004/22oct_cataracts