radiation belt


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radiation belt

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(Physical Geography) a region in the magnetosphere of a planet in which charged particles are trapped by the planet's magnetic field, an example being the earth's Van Allen belts
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Although still not final, scientists proposed that the NASA mission should do a series of close flybys since it cannot orbit Europa due to the radiation belt provided by Jupiter itself.
Ultra-high-speed electrons that enter Earth's radiation belt are also known by the more ominous name of "killer electrons" due to the havoc they can cause during geomagnetic storms to spaceborne technology, including GPS navigation systems and communications and weather satellites.
The space station where Scott Kelly lived orbits below the Van Allen radiation belt, a shell of energetic charged particles built up outside Earth's protective magnetic field.
In the new study, the scientists report that, contrary to conventional thinking, a specific kind of electrons with much higher energy, called radiation belt electrons, are involved in the auroral breakup.
Churchill offers a particular advantage for the dark season ahead because it is situated beneath the 'Van Allen Radiation Belt', a zone of energetic charged particles captured in the earth's magnetic field in the ionosphere that wraps the two polar regions.
While EM-1 will not likely encounter a solar storm, the mission will pass through the Van Allen radiation belt - a zone of energetic charged particles that emanate from solar winds - providing an opportunity to test AstroRad in conditions similar to those found during a solar storm.
The spacecraft journeyed through Earth's Van Allen radiation belt. About seven hours after the rocket took off, Musk announced that a third and final burn had put his sports car on an elliptical orbit away from Earth and around the sun that extends beyond Mars' orbit.
Jupiter's intense radiation belt - equivalent to a million dental X-rays - can easily wipe out unprotected electronics.
David Sibeck explains the instruments on the twin Van Allen Probes (formerly the Radiation Belt Storm Probes, RBSP).
LEO is also well below the earth's radiation belt limits.
Conspiracy theorists point at shadows on photographs, they lazily quote half understood theories about howthe radiation belt between earth and the moon would have killed the astronauts and they pontificate about the location of the studio which doubled as the moon.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) Sky Movies Classics, 9.00pm Walter Pidgeon plays Harriman Nelson, the commander of a glassfronted submarine who devises a plan to save the world from devastation when a freak meteor show ignites the Van Allen radiation belt. Sci-fi adventure ,also starring Joan Fontaine, Robert Sterling and Peter Lorre in the strong supporting cast.