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Radiation Belts

Radiation Belts

This website, authored and curated by David Stern, provides an outline of the motion of charged particles in the Earth's magnetic fields, and the Van Allen and outer radiation belts. It summarizes their discovery, their properties and their physics, as well as providing links to background materials and additional information. This is part of a large web site on the Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere. The page also includes a helpful timeline and glossary to help contextualize some of the information available. A Spanish translation is available.

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