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(ieee spectrum)   Now that Curiosity is doing donuts on Mars, NASA prepares to launch a pair of spacecraft to go study Earth's radiation belts, solar storms, and how the Fantastic Four were created   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, Fantastic Four, NASA, Earth, space weathers, spacecrafts, radiation belts, Applied Physics Laboratory, New Jersey Institute of Technology  
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2012-08-22 07:49:24 PM  
vroooom, vvvvvrrrrroooooooom!!
2012-08-22 10:37:54 PM  
You want to have your Van Allen Belts changed every 90,000 miles, keep the radiation down on your Ford, especially driving around magnetic areas, or cruising through an aurora borealis.
2012-08-22 10:51:02 PM  
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NASA, What did you due to me!!!
2012-08-23 12:22:25 AM  

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NASA, What did you due to me!!!

Twelve bucks and a bag of chips? I don't know, what do they owe him?
2012-08-23 12:43:31 AM  
Solar storms? You mean Phœnix, then, Subby, not the Fantastic Four.
2012-08-23 01:02:20 AM  
Finally a legitimate cover story for why the Van Allen belt didn't fry the "Apollo Astronauts"
2012-08-23 02:51:11 AM  
FTA: NASA...plan(s) to launch a pair of research probes into the most hostile region of space around Earth: the Van Allen belts.

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Doesn't like this.
2012-08-23 07:28:55 AM  

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NASA, What did you due to me!!!

You were do for a change anyway.
2012-08-23 07:32:21 AM  
Cool deal on these. Because geomagnetic storms can affect how the ionosphere reflects radio waves, this is of interest to me.
2012-08-23 08:17:58 AM  
When I saw this story on Twitter yesterday, the first thought I had was Curiosity doing donuts, too. Great minds and stuff, Smitty.
2012-08-25 12:44:22 AM  
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