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Van Allen Belts “Touch” The Earth In South Atlantic Anomaly

10 Nov 2018, 05:24 UTC
Van Allen Belts “Touch” The Earth In South Atlantic Anomaly NASA

What looks like a red rash on this image are “hot spots” caused by heat from fires sensed by the orbiting Suomi NPP satellite. But wait. What’s that odd dot off the coast of Brazil in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? Can’t be a fire, and it’s not a volcano or a natural gas flare. Scientists working with the satellite think it’s almost certainly connected to SAMA.

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