Probes surprise scientists with findings on Earth's radiation zones

12/4/2012 | Space.com

The Van Allen Probes, which NASA sent to examine the radiation belts that surround Earth, discovered that the regions change faster than previously thought. The probes found that the particles in the belts vary more than expected in time, spacial distribution and energy. The spacecrafts' discoveries could be used to protect space vehicles from damages caused by radiation in the zones.

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