Solving the mystery of Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts.
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Newly Discovered Van Allen Belt of Radiation Around Earth [Nature]
My article in Nature, Ephemeral Third Ring of Radiation Makes Appearance Around Earth, discusses how twin spacecraft studying the Van Allen radiation belt overturned a fifty year old model: Instead of seeing two rings of high-energy particles circling the Earth, an unexpected third ring has been found.
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