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Q & A: Van Allen Belts

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
what are the van allens belts
- Anonymous
A:
The Van Allen Belts are layers of charged high-energy particles located above Earth's atmosphere (4000 to 40,000 miles up). They are also sometimes called the 'magnetosphere' and are responsible for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). For more information, check out this description by .

-Tamara

(published on 10/22/2007)

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