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NASA Discovers New Radiation Belt Around Earth
Space.com ^ | 28 February 2013 | 02:01 PM ET | Charles Q. Choi

Posted on 03/02/2013 11:49:50 AM PST by Olog-hai

A ring of radiation previously unknown to science fleetingly surrounded Earth last year before being virtually annihilated by a powerful interplanetary shock wave, scientists say.

NASA’s twin Van Allen space probes, which are studying the Earth’s radiation belts, made the cosmic find. The surprising discovery—a new, albeit temporary, radiation belt around Earth—reveals how much remains unknown about outer space, even those regions closest to the planet, researchers added. …

(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; nasa; radiationbelt; stringtheory; temporarybelt; vanallenprobes; xplanets

1 posted on 03/02/2013 11:49:58 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
I can guarantee you one thing.

It ain't as big as this belt.


2 posted on 03/02/2013 12:02:33 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh just great...one more thing to change at 40k miles.


3 posted on 03/02/2013 12:21:18 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: mountn man

Dang, beat me to it. lol.


4 posted on 03/02/2013 12:31:54 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: fidelis

ROFL ROFL O wow we all think alike here LOL. I thought of the same thing when I saw the title of this thread.


5 posted on 03/02/2013 12:41:41 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: Olog-hai

Oh great, all of the “We didn’t land on the moon” people are going to barking about this belt as being ANOTHER reason why we faked the moon landing...


6 posted on 03/02/2013 12:45:01 PM PST by GraceG
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To: mountn man

That is the WORST get up...and there she is smiling as if she’s proud of herself.

Well, I take it back - the snake dress she wore in London was the worst of the worst. And the blue dress that made her look like she had a banana in the front of her underpants was pitifully embarrassing. GAACK!


7 posted on 03/02/2013 12:50:54 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Olog-hai

Vanity Alert!

During WWII my dad worked on proximity fuses with James Van Allen at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) of Johns Hopkins University. My mom said that he came over for dinner sometimes.

This was a few years before I cam along, so I never met him.

They built the proximity fuse, a vacuum tube radar set that fit in the nose of a anti-aircraft artillery shell. It withstood 50,000 G acceleration when fired. Growing up I had a non-explosive one I played with in the sandbox. I wish I still had it. Quite a museum piece!

Vacuum tubes!


8 posted on 03/02/2013 12:54:07 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Olog-hai

Surely this is caused by global warming?


9 posted on 03/02/2013 12:55:07 PM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Olog-hai

Bush’s fault


10 posted on 03/02/2013 1:24:49 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: beethovenfan

Don’t we have enough to worry about????


11 posted on 03/02/2013 2:24:07 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Olog-hai

You can never have too many radiation belts.


12 posted on 03/02/2013 2:32:24 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Aria
That is the WORST get up...and there she is smiling as if she’s proud of herself

Some people eventually grow up and live in reality
(we call them conservatives)

Then there are others...



...We call them liberals.

13 posted on 03/02/2013 3:04:25 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: mountn man

“taste” can’t be bought with money


14 posted on 03/02/2013 3:42:07 PM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: mountn man

“taste” can’t be bought with money


15 posted on 03/02/2013 3:42:34 PM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Olog-hai

Thanks for the posting didn’t go to link about the severity of radiation and where in space from earth this belt is. And subsequent posts didn’t help much either.


16 posted on 03/02/2013 7:36:18 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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Thanks Olog-hai.
 
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17 posted on 03/03/2013 8:26:48 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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Thanks Olog-hai.

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18 posted on 03/03/2013 8:27:27 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Olog-hai; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...

Thanks Olog-hai. I think I'll make this a three-list or four-list ping. :') Blown away by an interplanetary shockwave?


19 posted on 03/03/2013 8:27:55 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks Olog-hai. An ‘extra, extra’ to APoD members.


20 posted on 03/03/2013 8:27:55 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks Olog-hai. An ‘extra, extra’ to APoD members.


21 posted on 03/03/2013 8:28:54 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Olog-hai; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...

Thanks Olog-hai. I think I'll make this a three-list or four-list ping. :') Blown away by an interplanetary shockwave?


22 posted on 03/03/2013 8:28:54 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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