Van Allen belt


Van Al·len belt

noun \van-ˈa-lən-\

Definition of VAN ALLEN BELT

:  a belt of intense radiation in the magnetosphere composed of energetic charged particles trapped by the earth's magnetic field; also :  a similar belt surrounding another planet

Origin of VAN ALLEN BELT

James A. Van Allen
First Known Use: 1958

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