These charged protons and electrons shoot from the star and penetrate everything they encounter.
Even within the comfort of the ISS and the Earth's magnetosphere, astronauts still see bright flashes when they close their eyes – particles flying through them
With exposure to radiation comes the increased risk of developing cancer and other dangerous diseases .
Energy particles can be broken through strands of DNA, causing mutations and cancer cell growth.
According to Dr. Andrzej Fludra of RAL Space at Rutherford Appleton's Laboratory (RAL), particles are powerful enough to penetrate even the walls of spacecraft.
He told Express.co.uk: "These energy particles are always a danger to astronauts in space. [1