Contemplating a future on Mars? Credit: The Martian, 2015 Twentieth Century Fox

Contemplating a future on Mars?
Credit: The Martian, 2015 Twentieth Century Fox

Stephen Petranek’s new book is titled How We’ll Live on Mars, issued by TED Books.

But as far as moving to Mars…you better pack a shovel, the author suggests.

One of the main problems is that the thinner Martian atmosphere ensures that the surface of Mars gets pelted with dangerous levels of radiation day after day.

Petranek discusses this problem in a recently issued video, and also outlines other strategies for not dying a painful death on Mars.

The posting comes via “Big Think” – a knowledge forum.

For this video and other related items go to:

http://bigthink.com/videos/stephen-petranek-on-how-to-survive-the-radiation-on-mars

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