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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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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

    Keywords:

    Informal Education,NSDL,Space Exploration,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003061935610T,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Space Science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Astronomy

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    English

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