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2015-02-03 16:20:59

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to the opening of an innovative digital art installation called Solarium on Feb.

third transient radiation belt
2014-08-29 16:20:37

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.

Van Allen Probes
2014-07-16 10:35:28

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.

Highlights For NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Third Year
2013-02-11 14:54:31

On Feb. 11, 2010, NASA launched an unprecedented solar observatory into space.

NASA Renames Radiation Belt Mission
2012-11-10 09:36:40

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.

Space Radiation Forecasts In Real Time
2012-10-16 14:06:24

Astrophysicists have created the first online system for predicting and forecasting the radiation environment in near-Earth, lunar, and Martian space environments.

NASA Team Overcoming Image Degradation
2012-10-06 09:34:41

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.

Radiation Storm Belt Probes
2012-09-15 06:25:28

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.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.