Studying the Van Allen Belts 60 Years After America’s First Spacecraft


Portal origin URL: Studying the Van Allen Belts 60 Years After America’s First SpacecraftPortal origin nid: 417713Published: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The U.S.' first satellite in space, launched Jan. 31, 1958, heralded the emergence of space physics and ushered in a new era of technology and communications. This satellite, Explorer 1, discovered Earth's Van Allen Belts. Sixty years later, scientists are still working to understand their peculiar and puzzling nature.Portal image: depiction of Earth's Van Allen BeltsScience Categories: Sun

Young Stars Shine in Nearby Stellar Nursery Lupus 3 -

A new space picture shows brilliant blue stars shining from the gloom of a cosmic dust cloud called Lupus 3. The cosmic light show is taking place about 600 light-years from Earth, and shows how young stars are born from clumps of gas and dust.


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