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Radiation Assessment Monitor chart shows a spike in the radiation dose on the Martian surface
During a massive solar storm in September, SwRI’s Radiation Assessment Monitor instrument on NASA’s Curiosity rover measured a spike in the radiation dose on the Martian surface. Surface radiation more than doubled, reaching almost 600 micrograys, which measure absorbed radiation dosage.