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Radiation Belts

REVEALED: Surprising Source Of 'Zebra Stripes' In Space

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 04.04.2014 | Science

Strange stripelike features in Earth's magnetic field are caused by the planet's spin, and not by the constant bombardment of solar particles as pre...

Speedy Particles Puzzle Solved?

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 12.01.2013 | Science

Huge electric fields in the radiation belts around Earth may help explain how electrons surrounding the planet can be accelerated to speeds near that ...

LISTEN: Eerie Space Sounds Captured By Twin Spacecraft

Posted 12.05.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 12/04/2012 12:44 PM EST on SPACE.com Two new NASA probes that are flying through the belts of radiation surroundi...

NASA Launches Satellites To Explore Radiation Belts

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 10.29.2012 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Twin satellites rocketed into orbit Thursday on a quest to explore Earth's treacherous radiation belts and protect the p...