In Pictures: NASA's hot radiation mission

NASA is set to launch its Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) to explore the most intense areas of radiation around Earth

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NASA says the largest single hazard for astronauts traveling to Mars will be overcoming exposure to solar storms and radiation. One sensor on the RBSP spacecraft measures their lifetime radiation exposure giving engineers accurate information to build radiation tolerant spacecraft and instrumentation in the future.

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