As the space race has heated up, countries like the United States may soon send manned missions to the Lunar surface.
However, a new study conducted by researchers at Stony Brook University has found that manned missions to the lunar surface could be more dangerous than previously thought.
After studying the regolith or samples of lunar dust, researchers found that it could react with human cells and will result in the production of hydroxyl radicals.
Donald Hendrix, the lead author of the study revealed that moon dust is a major health concern for astronauts in future lunar missions.
A new study report published in the journal ' Advancing Earth and Space Science ' detailed an experiment which was aimed to analyze the toxicity of lunar dust.
As these new reports surfaced, space agencies like NASA are expected to pay more care and attention while planning Manned Lunar Missions .
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