Reply to post: I've always wondered...

I studied hard, I trained for years. Yay, now I'm an astronaut in space. Argggh, leukemia!

Adair

I've always wondered...

how much energy it would take to convert a spaceship into a giant magnet with sufficient power to divert enough of the incoming radiation to substitute for the Earth's own magnetic field? Presumably more than our current feeble non-nuclear technology will allow.

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