NASA's hot radiation mission

NASA is set to launch its Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) to explore the most intense areas of radiation around Earth
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NASA's Van Allen Probes mission this week found a previously unknown third radiation belt around Earth. Previous observations of these radiation structures called Van Allen belts showed two distinct regions of trapped radiation surrounding Earth. The new belt interestingly appears transient as NASA said they observed for four weeks before a powerful interplanetary shock wave from the sun annihilated it. (Here we have updated a previously published slideshow on NASA’s radiation mission)

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