- Mar 10, 2017
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Yes i had to look this up:
On the surface of Mars you would receive up to 30 microsieverts per hour (half that at times). Power plant employees are allowed 250 millisieverts annually. If you spent a year on the Mars surface, at the max exposure, you would get 262.8 millisieverts of exposure.
Also, check out the new species of fungus feeding on the Chernobyl radiation:
A fungus growing near the Chernobyl site was thriving on nuclear radiation thanks to radiosynthesis, using melanin to convert gamma radiation into chemical energy. Scientists are exploring whether its radiation-absorbing properties could be used to protect astronauts in space.