Posts Tagged ‘Van Allen Belts’

We’ve created a ‘bubble’ around the Earth

The effects of human activity have long been cited as a primary cause of global climate change, but new research from NASA has revealed that our use of technology also appears to be having an impact not just on the planet, but on Earth’s near-space environment as well. As the US space agency announced on […]

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Mysterious electron stash found hidden among Van Allen belts

Los Alamos NM (SPX) Mar 07, 2013

U.S. researchers, including a trio from Los Alamos National Laboratory, have witnessed the mysterious appearance of a relatively long-lived zone of high-energy electrons stored between Earth’s Van Allen radiation be…

Third Van Allen Belt Came and Went

Back in 1958, at the dawn of the space age, physicist James Van Allen discovered that the Earth is ringed by high-energy charged particles. Held in place by the planet’s magnetic field, these bands of radiation were named the inner and outer Van …

Van Allen Probes Discover New Radiation Belt, Possibly Due To Solar Storm

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online

NASA announced that its Van Allen Probes have led to a revision of a 50-year-old theory about the Earth’s radiation belts.

The Van Allen radiation belts surrounding Earth were thought to be just t…

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