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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
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Van Allen belt study reveals surprises

Van Allen belt study reveals surprises

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Researchers say data from NASA space probes has forced a revision of theories about radiation belts around the Earth just a few thousand miles above our heads.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2007.
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2006 with 115 to follow.
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Famed physicist James Van Allen dead at 91

IOWA CITY, Iowa, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Renowned physicist James Van Allen, who helped launch the United States into the space age and for whom the Van Allen radiation belts are named, has died. He wa

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2005 with 115 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2005 with 115 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 7, the 251st day of 2004 with 115 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2003 with 115 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2002 with 115 to follow.
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James Alfred Van Allen (September 7, 1914 – August 9, 2006) was an American space scientist at the University of Iowa. The Van Allen radiation belts were named after him, following the 1958 satellite missions (Explorer 1 and Explorer 3) in which Van Allen had argued that a Geiger counter should be used to detect charged particles.

James Van Allen was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

James Van Allen graduated as valedictorian of Mount Pleasant Public High School.

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