NASA’s Van Allen Probes Spot an Impenetrable Barrier in Space

Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 27, 2014

Two donuts of seething radiation that surround Earth, called the Van Allen radiation belts, have been found to contain a nearly impenetrable barrier that prevents the fastest, most energetic electrons from reaching Earth.

The Van Allen belts are a collection of charged particles, gathered in place by Earth’s magnetic field. They can wax and wane in response to incoming energy from the sun, —> Read More Here


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