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NASA Mission Set To Study Plasma
2012-07-18 14:36:34

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new NASA mission set to launch in August 2012 called the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) will keep its eye focused on plasma. Ninety-nine percent of the universe is made of this electrified gas, but when it comes to the Earth it is more absent than present. There are two giant donuts of plasma surrounding Earth trapped within a region known as the Van Allen Radiation Belts. The belts are close to...

Image 1 - Watching Space Weather Through The MAGIC Of CubeSat CINEMA
2012-03-27 04:29:04

A trio of CubeSats that will study the effects of space weather on the Earth’s radiation belts and magnetic field are being prepared for launch. TRIO-CINEMA is a collaboration between UC Berkeley, Kyung Hee University and Imperial College London.

New System To Forecast Space Weather
2012-03-05 08:04:05

A new system has been developed by British scientists that will forecast space weather in an effort to better protect satellites orbiting our planet from damaging solar storms.

2012-01-30 09:10:57

UCLA researchers have explained the puzzling disappearing act of energetic electrons in Earth's outer radiation belt, using data collected from a fleet of orbiting spacecraft.

Solving The Mystery Of The Vanishing Electrons
2012-01-30 08:45:51

UCLA researchers have explained the puzzling disappearing act of energetic electrons in Earth's outer radiation belt, using data collected from a fleet of orbiting spacecraft.

Curiosity And The Solar Storm
2011-12-15 04:46:44

On Nov. 26th, Curiosity blasted off from Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas 5 rocket. Riding a plume of fire through the blue Florida sky, the car-sized rover began a nine month journey to search for signs of life Mars.

Image 1 - Proba-1 Celebrates 10 Years Of Charting Earth's Radiation Belts
2011-11-08 08:43:43

ESA’s Proba-1 recently celebrated its tenth birthday in orbit. Kept busy as an Earth-observing mission, the microsatellite has also been building a detailed picture of changes in our planet’s radiation belts.

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2011-08-08 05:00:00

For the first time, researchers have confirmed the existence of antimatter in the Earth's magnetosphere.

2011-04-20 10:16:51

The Van Allen radiation belts are a hazardous environment, full of 'killer' electrons that can be lethal to orbiting satellites.


Latest Van Allen radiation belt Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Van Allen Radiation Belt -- The Van Allen radiation belt is a torus of energetic charged particles around Earth, trapped by Earth's magnetic field. The presence of a radiation belt had been theorized prior to the Space Age and the belt's presence was confirmed by the Explorer I on January 31, 1958 and Explorer III missions, under Doctor James Van Allen. The trapped radiation was first mapped out by Explorer IV and Pioneer III. Qualitatively, it is useful to view this belt as consisting...

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