Earth's Radiation Belt: Van Allen Probes Reveal 'Zebra Stripes' in Space

Earth's Radiation Belt: Van Allen Probes Reveal 'Zebra Stripes' in Space

Mar 19, 2014
 
Scientists have discovered a new, persistent structure in one of two radiation belts surrounding Earth. NASA's twin Van Allen Probes spacecraft have shown that high-energy electrons in the inner radiation belt display a persistent pattern that resembles slanted zebra stripes.
By: Andrea
Date: Wed, 2014-03-26 15:46