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Title: The Discovery and Early History of the Earth's Radiation Belts
Url: http://www.phy6.org/Education/wexp13.html
Creator: Stern, David P. (David Peter), 1931-
Publisher: David P. Stern
Description: The first of 6 linked web pages, authored and curated by David P. Stern, 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. Nonmathematical and short; a longer exposition (with references) is in file bh2_1.html of the same collection. A Spanish translation for all of these resources is available.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Universe. Space. Space sciences
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Universe. Space. Space sciences -- History
Science -- Physics -- Geophysics. Cosmic physics -- Special topics, A-Z -- Van Allen radiation belts
Technology -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics. -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics -- Astronautics. Space travel -- Systems engineering -- Manned space flight
Technology -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics. -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics -- Rocket propulsion. Rockets
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Space sciences
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Cosmology
Astronomy -- Newton's laws of motion
Astronomy -- Planets
Astronomy -- Radiation
Date Issued: 2006-03-11
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reference
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Spanish
Rights: Dr. David P. Stern
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-04-21 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2009-04-14 12:58:35 (W3C-DTF)
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