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Van Allen Radiation Belt

Van Allen Probes View Supercharged Radiation Belt 8/16/16 accelerated electrons circulating in Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts

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Van Allen Radiation Belts: Facts & Findings

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Van Allen radiation belt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Van Allen radiation belts are giant swaths of magnetically trapped, highly energetic charged particles that surround Earth.

Van Allen radiation belt - Wikipedia

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from Mail Online

Earth is being protected by a Star Trek-like invisible shield

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

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The twin NASA probes captured data on March 17, 2015 of a shockwave supercharging the Van Allen radiation belts. The 'interplanetary shock' was created by a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun.

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

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A Van Allen radiation belt is one of at least two layers of energetic charged particles (plasma) that is held in place around the planet Earth by the planet's magnetic field.

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from Gizmodo

Be Thankful For the Invisible Belt That Saves Earth From Radiation

Well, here's something cosmic to be thankful for this weekend. A NASA-led study of the Van Allen radiation belts has uncovered new information about the invisible "shield" that keeps harmful ultrarelativistic electrons from the Earth. Credit: Nature - http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v515/n7528/full/nature13956.html and MIT News - https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/plasma-shield-against-harmful-radiation-1126

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