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NASA's twin Van Allen Probes will celebrate on Saturday two years of studying the sun's influence on our planet and near-Earth space. The probes, shortly after launch in August 2012, discovered a third radiation belt around Earth when only two had previously been detected.
One of the great, unanswered questions for space weather scientists is just what creates two gigantic donuts of radiation surrounding Earth, called the Van Allen radiation belts.
On Feb. 11, 2010, NASA launched an unprecedented solar observatory into space.
NASA announced the renaming of a recently launched mission to study the radiation belts to the Van Allen Probes in honor of the late James Van Allen, head of the physics department at the University of Iowa.
Astrophysicists have created the first online system for predicting and forecasting the radiation environment in near-Earth, lunar, and Martian space environments.
A NASA satellite studying the sun saw its view obstructed by Earth for a brief period of time each day throughout much of the month of September.
With the August 30 launch of the Radiation Storm Belt Probes (RSBP), the mission teams at NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station celebrated a job well done.
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