BIOHAZARDS - Space Environment...page 2
I submit that the lunar surface would be an ideal location for additional resources to detect and track Near Earth Asteroids (NEOs) and Potentional Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs). Ideally two surface platforms are suggested (one on the near-side and one on the far-side).
- The Van Allen radiation belt was believed to consist of two regions: the first from 600 miles to 3,700 miles altitude; and the second 8,000 miles to 38,000 miles altitude. Earlier this year (2013) NASA discovered and monitored a third region until a shock wave from the Sun destroyed it.
Radiation also comes in the form of Gamma-Ray bursts monitored by NASA SWIFT.