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Electric Atmosphere: Plasma Is Next NASA Science Target

17 Jul 2012, 18:57 UTC
Electric Atmosphere: Plasma Is Next NASA Science Target NASA/T. Benesch, J. Carns

Two giant donuts of radiation surround Earth, trapped in a region known as the Van Allen Radiation Belts. NASA's RBSP mission will study the material, called plasma, in this mysterious region.

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