Figure 5: Space Weather Advisory, Radiation Warning

Anything short of twelve feet of dirt will not be enough to protect you from the invisible radiation of a solar storm.

Past LEO there are several strategies for avoiding the deadly radiation storms that the sun occasionally flings out. Firstly, risk it. This is not an option for most, but given quick excursions it’s okay. Secondly, very powerful magnets. Thirdly, A huge thick shield. What makes you feel safer really thick walls or magnets? That’s right, if the magnet fails, or the storm is to strong you could end up turning black and blue and dying over a few days. Click the image for a larger version.