September 24, 2013
Ultra-fast Electrons Explain Third Radiation Belt
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
[ Read the Article: New Insight Into Origins Of Mysterious Radiation Belt ]