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Van Allen(væn ˈælən)
(Biography) James Alfred. 1914–2006, US physicist, noted for his use of satellites to investigate cosmic radiation in the upper atmosphere
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|Noun||1.||Van Allen - United States physicist who discovered two belts of charged particles from the solar wind trapped by the Earth's magnetic field (born in 1914)|
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