Van Allen probes shed light on decades-old mystery

New research using data from NASA's Van Allen Probes mission helps resolve decades of scientific uncertainty over the origin of ultra-relativistic electrons in Earth's near space environment, and is likely to influence our understanding of planetary magnetospheres throughout the universe.

Radiation belt probe lifts off

NASA's finally launched its Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP), the first twin-spacecraft mission designed to explore the Van Allen belts.

NASA prepares to explore Van Allen Radiation Belts

Countdown preparations for NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) kick off tonight at 8:52 p.m. EDT.

Belt of antimatter found circling Earth

The Earth is surrounded by a belt of antimatter - and it could perhaps be used to power future spacecraft, a team of scientists has suggested.