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The radiation belt storm probes

(—Since the dawn of the Space Age, mission planners have tried to follow one simple but important rule: Stay out of the van Allen Belts. The two doughnut-shaped regions around Earth are filled with "killer electrons," ...

dateAug 31, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Curiosity's first daredevil stunt

( -- When Curiosity enters the Martian atmosphere on August 6th, setting in motion "the seven minutes of terror" that people around the world have anticipated since launch a year ago, the intrepid rover will actually ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Space Exploration
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