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Van Allen Probes Shed Light on Decades-Old Mystery


Science & Tech  (tags: Earth, space, Van Allen belts, electrons )

Freya
- 297 days ago - spacedaily.com
New research using data from NASA's Van Allen Probes mission helps resolve decades of scientific uncertainty over the origin of ultra-relativistic electrons in Earth's near space environment, and is likely to influence our understanding of planetary...



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Jennifer B. (85)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 12:29 pm
Noted
 

Regan Copple (16)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 10:07 pm
You know Jennifer, it's a little cheesy of you to make a comment on each of the articles you note, saying the exact same thing, almost as if you don't have anything constructive to contribute to the article, but are more interested in scooping up the 20 points instead.

The data recorded by these probes could help to create an artificial Van Allen belts around Mars one day, precluding the need for large amounts of radiation shielding, & allowing us to Terraform the planet into producing a breathable atmosphere that won't be subject to the solar wind, which would only tear it down as it did in the past.
 

Nimue Pendragon (254)
Friday December 27, 2013, 4:35 am
noted
 

Pogle S. (88)
Friday December 27, 2013, 5:27 am
Aha! I'm all for Van Allen belts wherever they occur! ;-)
 

Dytayja Cohen (3)
Friday December 27, 2013, 9:45 am
thank you
 

Roger Garin-michaud (67)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:31 pm
noted, thanks
 

Birgit W. (147)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:47 pm
Thanks.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday December 27, 2013, 3:37 pm
Interesting but a very deep subject, Thank you for the article.
 

Bob P. (427)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 3:03 pm
Thanks Freya
 
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