Skip to comments.Twin NASA Probes Find “Zebra Stripes” in Earth’s Radiation Belt
Posted on 03/19/2014 5:12:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Earths inner radiation belt displays a curiously zebra-esque striped pattern, according to the latest findings from NASAs twin Van Allen Probes. Whats more, the cause of the striping seems to be the rotation of the Earth itself something that was previously thought to be impossible.
it is truly humbling, as a theoretician, to see how quickly new data can change our understanding of physical properties. Aleksandr Ukhorskiy, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
If the inner belt electron populations are viewed as a viscous fluid, Ukhorskiy said, these global oscillations slowly stretch and fold that fluid, much like taffy is stretched and folded in a candy store machine.
This finding tells us something new and important about how the universe operates, said Barry Mauk, a project scientist at APL and co-author of the paper. The new results reveal a new large-scale physical mechanism that can be important for planetary radiation belts throughout the solar system. An instrument similar to RBSPICE is now on its way to Jupiter on NASAs Juno mission, and we will be looking for the existence of zebra stripe-like patterns in Jupiters radiation belts.
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Well that’s a horse of a different color.
Were any of these radiation belts the one we created when the US set off a nuke in space back in the early 1960s?
Welcome to the real world there, Aleksandr. Oh, and DUHHHHHH!!!!!
Is any of this going to fix Glo-bull Warmism?
Will my tin foil hate protect me?
hat damit, learn to spell.
Someone need to get out of the lab and make a scratch cake or cookies.
To heck with that lets all go do Dairy Queen for a swirl cone. I’m buying.
Hey now...Dont need no hateration
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