Ultra-fast Electrons Explain Third Radiation Belt

September 24, 2013

In September 2012, NASA’s Van Allen Probes observed the radiation belts around Earth had settled into a new configuration, separating into three belts instead of two. Scientists think the unusual physics of ultra fast electrons within the belt helped cause the unusual shape.

Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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