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The first of 6 linked web pages on how the inner radiation belt was discovered in 1958 by Van Allen, on the type of instrument used (Geiger counter), on the belt's explanation based on neutron albedo, on radiation belts created by nuclear bombs and on the discovery of the outer belt. This resource is nonmathematical and short; a longer exposition (with references) is also available.
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Astronomy
- Space Exploration
- High School
- Reference Material
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- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- Lesson Plan
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Metadata instance created June 6, 2004 by David Stern
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Topic: Astronomy
Unit Title: Astronomy: An Historical Perspective

How did we find them and what this discovery meant to understanding the Earth's mechanics.

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D. Stern, (2001), WWW Document, (http://www.phy6.org/Education/wexp13.html).
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D. Stern, Explorers 1 and 3 - The Discovery and Early History of the Earth's Radiation Belts (2001), <http://www.phy6.org/Education/wexp13.html>.
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Stern, D. (2004, September 28). Explorers 1 and 3 - The Discovery and Early History of the Earth's Radiation Belts. Retrieved April 16, 2014, from http://www.phy6.org/Education/wexp13.html
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Stern, David. Explorers 1 and 3 - The Discovery and Early History of the Earth's Radiation Belts. September 28, 2004. http://www.phy6.org/Education/wexp13.html (accessed 16 April 2014).
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Stern, David. Explorers 1 and 3 - The Discovery and Early History of the Earth's Radiation Belts. 2001. 28 Sep. 2004. 16 Apr. 2014 <http://www.phy6.org/Education/wexp13.html>.
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