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Third Van Allen belt

by Mordred
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Mordred
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Feb28-13, 02:57 PM
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...2df_story.html

Found this interesting article.

Here’s another: NASA probes that are exploring the treacherous twin Van Allen radiation belts encircling the Earth spied a third, unexpected band of radiation that burst into view and then disappeared, scientists reported Thursday.
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Mar1-13, 07:00 AM
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http://www.space.com/20004-earth-rad...discovery.html
Article includes short NASA video and informational links.

A third, albeit temporary radiation belt is discovered.
The Van Allen belts, the "first major discovery of the space age", shrink and swell in response to the sun's energy, according to NASA.

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Mordred
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Mar1-13, 10:58 AM
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Thats a better link than te one I posted love the pics as well. Thanks for that

Greg Bernhardt
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Mar1-13, 01:10 PM
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Third Van Allen belt

Here is a link straight from NASA with a video
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/rb...hird-belt.html


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