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

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 14:00
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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.
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