In Pictures: NASA's hot radiation mission

NASA is set to launch its Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) to explore the most intense areas of radiation around Earth

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Image showing the two main radiation belts, the outer belt and the inner belt. The model was developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Shown here are representative orbits for three GPS and one geosynchronous spacecraft. (Figure courtesy R. V. Hilmer, Air Force Research Laboratory)

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