1. CU: Major space mystery solved using data from student satellite

    CU: Major space mystery solved using data from student satellite

    BOULDER -- A 60-year-old mystery regarding the source of some energetic and potentially damaging particles in Earth's radiation belts is now solved using data from a shoebox-sized satellite built and...

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    1. We are reporting the first direct detection of these energetic electrons near the inner edge of Earth's radiation belt.
    2. This is really a beautiful result and a big insight derived from a remarkably inexpensive student satellite, illustrating that good things can come in small packages.
    3. These results reveal, for the first time, how energetic charged particles in the near-Earth space environment are created.
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