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Radiation Belt Around Earth Discovered by NASA

NASA this week revealed that its Van Allen Probes have discovered a third radiation belt around the Earth. Before now, the Earth’s Van Allen belts were thought to be two belts of radiation surrounding the planet. The newly discovered belt of radiation was observed for four weeks before a shockwave from the sun blew it apart. The new belt could …

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Van Allen Probes Probe Earth’s Radiation Belts

NASA this week revealed that the early findings from its Van Allen Probes, which are uncovering the mysteries of Earth’s radiation belts, are already helping researcher’s determine just how much influence the sun has over Earth’s magnetosphere. The probes, launched back in August, are orbiting in areas populated by high-energy and hazardous particles created by the magnetosphere. “The sun has …

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