Van Allen Belt Van Allen Radiation Belt

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Van Allen Belt Van Allen Radiation Belt

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(For James A. Van Allen, 1915 - .) The zone of high-intensity particulate radiation surrounding the earth beginning at altitudes of approximately 1000 kilometers. </dd>
The radiation of the Van Allen belt is composed of protons and electrons temporarily trapped in the earth's magnetic field. The intensity of radiation varies with the distance from the earth. [[/a>|/a> ]]

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This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use