Earth is surrounded by giant, donut-shaped clouds of radiation called the Van Allen Belts. The wild particles trapped here can affect our technology and astronauts that pass through this region. Take two minutes to learn about them from this new NASA video.
They're dropping like flies: First Opportunity, now NASA's Van Allen craft NASA's twin probes studying Earth's radiation belts are in the last stages of their mission – and will end their lives by nosediving into our planet's atmosphere, the US space agency announced Thursday.…
Laurel MD (SPX) Feb 13, 2019 Two tough, resilient, NASA spacecraft have been orbiting Earth for the past six and a half years, flying repeatedly through a hazardous zone of charged particles around our planet called the Van Allen radiation belts. The twin Van Allen Probes, launched in August 2012, have confirmed scientific theories and revealed new structures and processes at work in these dynamic regions. Now, they'r
Two NASA spacecraft have been orbiting Earth for years, flying through a hazardous zone of charged particles called the Van Allen radiation belts. Now, they're starting a new and final phase in their exploration.