• The magnet coils would be attached to a spacecraft, and would create a kind of magnetosphere around the craft that would protect it from high-energy cosmic particles.
  • CERN plans to quantify just how effective this new superconductor material is in the coming months. If it's successful, research on the technology will progress with the goal of producing an effective solution for shielding astronauts from cosmic rays.
  • CERN scientists are working with the Space Radiation Superconducting Shield project to test this new superconducting tape.“If the prototype coil we will be testing produces successful results, we will have contributed important information to the feasibility of the superconducting magnetic shield," project head Amalia Ballarino said.

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