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NASA sending Radiation Belt Storm Probes to study the Van Allen Belt
Radiation is a common hazard of space exploration and space agencies usually tend to avoid it for obvious reasons. It can be dangerous for astronauts and fatal to the microcircuitry of satellites. Why, then, is NASA sending its next unmanned mission right into the worst radiation hazard in the neighborhood? On August 23, two Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) will launch atop an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida to study the radioactive Van Allen Belts.
The RBSP mission is set to explore both belts. The two radiation-shielded probes will fly through the radioactive areas of highly-charged particles to learn more about how they are changed by events on the Sun, such as solar flares and coronal discharges. This is motivated by more than mere curiosity.
Originally posted by Mianeye
I watched it and only have this to say.
When he gets to the end and the solution to this, that all mankind have to work together ignoring our religions and belief...Well, we are screwed
Originally posted by Swills
reply to post by Muckster
Why bring up Zombies you say? Bath salts, that's why. I see you're from England so just google bath salts zombie usa.edit on 11-8-2012 by Swills because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
Originally posted by LiberalSceptic
Nr1. Ramblings of a mad man.
Nr2. NASA have decided to release this info to the part of the public whom can appreciate it.
Nr3. This gentleman will disappear.
If this was legit information, and the guy was authentic, you would have figured by now that the government which funds NASA would have removed this video from Youtube, shut down the account of the user, and finally this Sal guy would disappear.
Has anything happened yet? No. This has got to be a hoax.edit on 11-8-2012 by Skywatcher2011 because: edit font
Originally posted by aarys
So when december 2012 passes. And it will. This is the next date TPTB will throw down the peoples throats. I really believe that they start all these hoaxes to keep people scared. Disinfo.
Originally posted by lunarcartographer
"Under funding from NASA's Institute for Advanced Concepts, TUI is currently investigating a novel concept for remediating the radiation belts to improve the safety and reliability of manned and unmanned missions in Earth orbit. The High Voltage Orbiting Long Tether (HiVOLT) System, illustrated in Figure 1 below, will utilize long, lightweight, conducting structures deployed in the radiation belts and charged to very high voltages to scatter the energetic radiation particles, causing them to leave the radiation belts. Preliminary analyses indicate that a HiVOLT System can reduce the MeV particle flux in the inner electron belt to 1% of its natural levels within about two months."