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Major space mystery solved using data from student satellite


December 13, 2017

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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 operated by University of Colorado Boulder students.Full Story

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