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NASA Investigates Space Radiation with Miniaturized Particle Telescope

The Miniaturized Particle Telescope (MPT) is a radiation detector that NASA developed in cooperation with private company ADVACAM s.r.o.

Radiation is one of the most detrimental environmental factors in space, and has the potential to harm astronauts and spacecraft crossing its path.

The MPT can characterize charged particles and provide information that will lead to more accurate determination of radiation impacts on organs within the human body.

The Miniaturized Particle Telescope is much more compact than systems previously used. It can be held in your hand, and uses two USB connections to a laptop for all of its power and data acquisition and synchronization.

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