Van Allen belt plasma surprises

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Van Allen belts plasma surprises
The Earths Van Allen belt was not expected to give scientists surprises but recent reports and data from NASA's Van Allen Probes have revealed 3 massive surprising finds.

The Van Allen radiation belts (inner and out belts of a doughnut or plasma torus shape) have parts of them or are acting like an invisible shield (barrier), a particle accelerator, and also there has been discovered a third temporary Van Allen belt that is effected by the Suns space weather.

The satellites were armed with a host of sensors to thoroughly analyze the plasma, energetic particles, magnetic fields and plasma waves in these belts with unprecedented sensitivity and resolution.
NASA Mission Discovers Particle Accelerator in Heart of Van Allen Radiation Belts

The Van Allen belts seem to have nothing successfully predicted or expected by mainstream science and a good scientific theory predicts. It is almost like it could be an Electric Universe.

Van Allen belt surprise - particle accelerator

scientists have discovered a massive particle accelerator in the heart of one of the harshest regions of near-Earth space, a region of super-energetic, charged particles surrounding the globe and known as the Van Allen radiation belts.
New results from NASA's Van Allen Probes show the acceleration energy is in the belts themselves. Local bumps of energy kick particles inside the belts to ever-faster speeds
NASA Mission Discovers Particle Accelerator in Heart of Van Allen Radiation Belts

Van Allen belt particle accelerator surprise
Van Allen belt particle accelerator surprise

A double layer is a perturbation that occurs in a “collisionless” plasma, traveling along the magnetic field and consisting of two layers of charge. As in a parallel-plate capacitor, the electric field between the layers gives rise to a corresponding potential drop. In space plasmas, the two charged layers grow out of plasma instabilities, and they do not recombine because they are moving, so, for instance, an electron density enhancement leads the ion density enhancement.
The remarkable result reported by Mozer et al. is that streams of 7000 double layers were observed in one minute: it was like ascending a stairway of 7000 steps very quickly. Each double layer is detected as an electric field spike of a typical duration of 0.45 milliseconds and a potential step of about 30 volts. The train of double layers propagates along the magnetic field lines at 3100 kilometers per second, which is the speed of an unusual mode called electron acoustic waves that can exist in a plasma containing both hot and cold electron populations
Viewpoint: A Particle Accelerator in the Radiation Belts

The Van Allen belt particle accelerator is discussed more in the thunderbolts forum thread Electricity and Plasma, from Micro to Macro and Beyond

Van Allen radiation belt barrier surprise

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Van Allen belts barrier surprise

The latest mystery revolves around an “extremely sharp” boundary at the inner edge of the outer belt at roughly 7,200 miles in altitude that appears to block the ultrafast electrons from breeching the shield and moving deeper towards Earth’s atmosphere.
“It’s almost like theses electrons are running into a glass wall in space,” said Baker, the study’s lead author. “Somewhat like the shields created by force fields on Star Trek that were used to repel alien weapons, we are seeing an invisible shield blocking these electrons. It’s an extremely puzzling phenomenon.”
Star Trek-like invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth

The Van Allen belts barrier is discussed more in the forum thread Earth is being protected by a 'Star Trek-style shield'

Van Allen belts - surprising 3rd belt

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Van Allen radiation belts - third belt surprise
The 3rd Van Allen belt looks to be a part of the Earths electromagnetic weather system with the Suns plasma.

the twin Van Allen Probes launched by NASA in 2012 to discover a third, transient “storage ring” between the inner and outer Van Allen radiation belts that seems to come and go with the intensity of space weather.
Star Trek-like invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth

In situ energy-specific and temporally resolved spacecraft observations reveal an isolated third ring, or torus, of high-energy (>2 MeV) electrons that formed on 2 September 2012 and persisted largely unchanged in the geocentric radial range of 3.0 to ~3.5 Earth radii for more than 4 weeks before being disrupted (and virtually annihilated) by a powerful interplanetary shock wave passage.
A Long-Lived Relativistic Electron Storage Ring Embedded in Earth’s Outer Van Allen Belt