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5 Things About Earth’s Radiation Donuts

Earth is surrounded by giant, donut-shaped clouds of radiation. These are the Van Allen Belts. The wild particles trapped here can affect our technology and astronauts that pass through this region — so we’ve sent twin spacecraft to study them. Here are five things to know!

Animations by: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Music: Funk the Floor by UltraCat [FMA], Something Elated by Broke For Free [FMA]


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Haley Reed (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
Micheala Sosby (NASA/GSFC)

Courtney A Lee (NASA/GSFC Higher Education)
Kaliah Hobbs (GSFC Interns)

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C. Alex Young (NASA/GSFC)

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Karen Fox (ADNET Systems, Inc.)

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center