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2012-Nov-09, 11:00 PM
The recently launched Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission, which is studying the Van Allen radiation belts, has now been renamed in honor of the late James Van Allen, who discovered the radiation belts encircling Earth in 1958. “James Van Allen was a true pioneer in astrophysics,” said John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator for [...]

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