NASA discovers particle accelerator in Earth’s Van Allen Radiation Belts

NASA learns more about the Van Allen Radiation Belts.

NASA discovers particle accelerator in Earth’s Van Allen Radiation Belts

Science Recorder | Rick Docksai | Friday, July 26, 2013

How much damage can some roving electrons cause to a space satellite? Quite a lot, actually: Super-charged electrons running at high speeds through Earth’s radiation belt have actually been causing many satellites to meet untimely mission failures. And a recent study has identified the electrons’ power source within To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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