Radiation on the Moon - Universe Today
When humans return to the Moon in the next decade, they'll be facing a dangerous combination of cosmic rays and solar flares. Astronauts will need to avoid getting too much radiation, so NASA is working to better understand risks. The upcoming Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will carefully measure and map the Moon's radiation environment. It will also have a special instrument designed to simulate how this radiation will affect the human body.