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Van Allen Belts

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 ...

WATCH: Extra Radiation Belt Gets Surprising Explanation

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science

For more than half a century, scientists have known about the Van Allen radiation belts -- two doughnut-shaped rings of charged particles that encircl...

Space Probes Detect New 'Belt' Around Earth

Posted 03.01.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 02/28/2013 02:18 PM EST on SPACE.com A ring of radiation previously unknown to science fleetingly surrounded Earth ...

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...