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Probing the Electric Space Around Earth

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September 4, 2012

Probing the Electric Space Around Earth

The radiation belts that surround Earth are home to killer electrons, plasma waves, and intense electrical currents that can disrupt and destroy the electronics on satellites. Although James Van Allen discovered them more than 50 years ago, they’re still a mystery in many ways.