Van Allen Probes Glimpse Charged Radiation Belt

During a March 2015 geomagnetic storm, one of the Van Allen Probes was orbiting right through the belts, providing unprecedentedly high-resolution data from a rarely witnessed phenomenon.

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Dr. William H. Pickering, Dr. James A. Van Allen and Dr. Wernher von Braun (left to right) hoist a model of Explorer I and the final stage after the launching Jan. 31, 1958. Explorer I, the first U.S. earth satellite was launched by a Jupiter-C with U.S. earth - IGY scientific experiments of Dr. James A. Van Allen, which discovered the radiation belt around the Earth.

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Absolutely stunning photography by Mike Kilian - The launch of NASA's twin Van Allen Radiation Belt Storm Probes atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas-V 401 rocket on August 30, 2012 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. - Check Up his personal portfolio at:

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How did Apollo deal with the Van Allen radiation belts ?

NASA engineer admits they can't get past the Van Allen how did we do it for Apollo moon landing.......give me a break....because we didn't go

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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…

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