\textquotedblleftNonempty\textquotedblright Gap Between Radiation Belts: The First Observations

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Abstract
The first space experiments carried out in 1958 by the scientific groups of James Van Allen (United States) on board the first Explorer satellites and Sergey Vernov (Soviet Union) on board the satellite Sputnik 3 led to the discovery of the Earth\textquoterights radiation belts\textemdashthe particles (mainly protons and electrons) captured by the magnetic field of the Earth. Two scientific groups independently came to the conclusion that the electrons in the geomagnetic trapping region fill two areas, inner and outer radiation belts, unlike the protons, which fill the whole trapping region [see, e.g., Lemaire, 2000].
Year of Publication
2013
Journal
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume
94
Number of Pages
500-500
Date Published
12/2013
URL
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/2013EO510006
DOI
10.1002/2013EO510006