The Moon and Mars are not hospitable places for human explorers. The temperatures fluctuate between impossibly cold and boiling hot; there’s no breathable atmosphere, food or drinkable water; and we’re separated from these destinations by the dangerous vacuum of space.
These are big causes for worry, no doubt. But the biggest health risk for extraterrestrial explorers might actually be something tiny: dust.
Since they’ve got no water and have had billions of years for their rocks to break down, both the Moon and Mars are absolutely chock-full of dust. During the Apollo missions, the astronauts were constantly tracking this extraterrestrial dust back into the ship after sojourns on the lunar surface; when astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean came back from an eight-hour moonwalk, the inside the Apollo 12 lander was so dusty they called it “a coal mine.”
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