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Van Allen Probes Find Storage Ring in Earth's Outer Radiation Belt

Since their discovery over 50 years ago, the Earth's Van Allen radiation belts have been considered to consist of two distinct zones of trapped, highly energetic charged particles. Observations from NASA's Van Allen Probes reveal an isolated third ring in the outer radiation belt.


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Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Video Editor
Karen Fox (ASI): Narrator
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Producer
Shrikanth G. Kanekal (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Dan Baker (University of Colorado): Scientist
Nicola Fox (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Karen Fox (ASI): Writer
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G2013-024 -- Van Allen Probes Find Storage Ring in Earth's Outer Radiation Belt

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