Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Van Allen Probes Discover a Surprise Circling Earth

Two giant swaths of radiation, known as the Van Allen Belts, surrounding Earth were discovered in 1958. In 2012, observations from the Van Allen Probes showed that a third belt can sometimes appear.

4

Van Allen Probes Discover a Surprise Circling Earth

Two giant swaths of radiation, known as the Van Allen Belts, surrounding Earth were discovered in 1958. In 2012, observations from the Van Allen Probes showed that a third belt can sometimes appear.

3

NASA's Van Allen Probes reveal a new radiation belt around Earth

Two giant swaths of radiation, known as the Van Allen Belts, surrounding Earth were discovered in 1958. In 2012, observations from the Van Allen Probes showed that a third belt can sometimes appear. The radiation is shown here in yellow, with green representing the spaces between the belts.

7
1

Watch the Van Allen belt battered by biggest solar storm of a decade

An artist's impression of the Van Allen belts: The Van Allen radiation belts are…