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The Van Allen Belts and the Great Electron Escape - Universe Today
[/caption] During the 1950s and just before the great “Space Race” began, scientists like Kristian Birkeland, Carl Stormer, and Nicholas Christofilos had been paying close attention to a theory – one that involved trapped, charged particles in a ring around the Earth. This plasma donut held in place by our planet’s magnetic field was later … Continue reading "The Van Allen Belts and the Great Electron Escape"