View Full Version : Surprising Third Radiation Belt Found Around Earth

2013-Feb-28, 09:30 PM
In September of 2012, scientists with the newly launched Van Allen Probes got permission to turn on one of their instruments after only three days in space instead of waiting a for weeks, as planned. They wanted to turn on the Relativistic Electron Proton Telescope (REPT) so that its observations would overlap with another mission [...]

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