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News Archive / Tagged: Van Allen Probes

  • Van Allen Probes detect barrier around Earth

    Paul KnightlyMay 20th, 2017

    New results from NASA's Van Allen Probes have revealed the impact humans have on the environment is not limited to physical and chemical effects on the Earth's surface, but it also includes radio frequencies extending out into space.

  • NASA’s twin radiation detecting probes celebrate two years in orbit

    NASAAugust 30th, 2014

    NASA’s twin Van Allen Probes will celebrate two years of studying the sun’s influence on our planet and near-Earth space today. The probes, shortly after launch in August 2012, discovered a third radiation belt around Earth when only two had previously been detected.