Absolutely stunning photography by Mike Kilian -     The launch of NASA's twin Van Allen Radiation Belt Storm Probes atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas-V 401 rocket on August 30, 2012 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.  - Check Up his personal portfolio at: http://www.mikekillianphotography.com/

Absolutely stunning photography by Mike Kilian - The launch of NASA's twin Van Allen Radiation Belt Storm Probes atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas-V 401 rocket on August 30, 2012 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. - Check Up his personal portfolio at: http://www.mikekillianphotography.com/

The Van Allen Belts around Earth. The inner red belt is mostly protons, and the outer blue belt is mostly electrons. Image Credit: NASA

The Van Allen Belts around Earth. The inner red belt is mostly protons, and the outer blue belt is mostly electrons. Image Credit: NASA

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Scientists Discover Star Trek-Like Invisible Shield Protects Earth from 'Killer Electrons'

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RBSP Night Launch --- Sept. 2 ---  Image Credit & Copyright: Mike Killian

RBSP Night Launch --- Sept. 2 --- Image Credit & Copyright: Mike Killian

Held in place by Earth's magnetic field, the Van Allen radiation belts swell and shrink in.

Held in place by Earth's magnetic field, the Van Allen radiation belts swell and shrink in.

Mystery of Third Van Allen Belt:  Intense waves of plasma send the outer part of the belt radiation into space

'Space tsunamis' solve mystery of the third Van Allen belt

Mystery of Third Van Allen Belt: Intense waves of plasma send the outer part of the belt radiation into space

TIL that on the same day James Van Allen announced his discovery of the "Van Allen" radiation belt, he agreed to help the US military nuke…

TIL that on the same day James Van Allen announced his discovery of the "Van Allen" radiation belt, he agreed to help the US military nuke…

Van Allen radiation belts http://phys.org/news/2014-03-nasa-van-allen-probes-space.html "Once we established the relationship between the chorus waves and the precipitating electrons, we can use the POES satellite constellation – which has quite a few satellites orbiting Earth and get really good coverage of the electrons coming out of the belts,"

Van Allen radiation belts http://phys.org/news/2014-03-nasa-van-allen-probes-space.html "Once we established the relationship between the chorus waves and the precipitating electrons, we can use the POES satellite constellation – which has quite a few satellites orbiting Earth and get really good coverage of the electrons coming out of the belts,"

van allen radiation belts

van allen radiation belts

The Earth's Song! NASA on Friday announced that its twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes had beamed back sounds of the electromagnetic plasma waves that reside within the Van Allen belt – layers of charged atomic particles that surround the Earth. Those waves produce what NASA is calling the “Earthsong,” or “chorus.”

The Earth's Song! NASA on Friday announced that its twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes had beamed back sounds of the electromagnetic plasma waves that reside within the Van Allen belt – layers of charged atomic particles that surround the Earth. Those waves produce what NASA is calling the “Earthsong,” or “chorus.”

James Van Allen  Discoverer of the radiation belts surrounding the Earth that bear his name.

James Van Allen Discoverer of the radiation belts surrounding the Earth that bear his name.

NASA Admits They Can't Send Humans Through The Van Allen Radiation Belts

NASA Admits They Can't Send Humans Through The Van Allen Radiation Belts

Van Allen radiation belt - Wikipedia

Van Allen radiation belt - Wikipedia

The Explorer I satellite was America's first scientific satellite launched aboard the Jupiter C launch vehicle on January 31, 1958. The Explorer I carried the radiation detection experiment designed by Dr. James Van Allen and discovered the Van Allen Radiation Belt. Image: NASA/MSFC

The Explorer I satellite was America's first scientific satellite launched aboard the Jupiter C launch vehicle on January 31, 1958. The Explorer I carried the radiation detection experiment designed by Dr. James Van Allen and discovered the Van Allen Radiation Belt. Image: NASA/MSFC

Nasa's Van Allen Space Probe Finds Mysterious 'Radiation Belt' Surrounding Earth (PICTURES)###

Shock As Nasa Finds Mysterious 'Radiation Belt' Surrounding Earth

Nasa's Van Allen Space Probe Finds Mysterious 'Radiation Belt' Surrounding Earth (PICTURES)###

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