Killing the Van Allen Belt

Everyone knows about the very real dangers to astronauts and satellites that come from the Van Allen Radiation Belt, so I don’t need to talk about that.

While watching the Space Shuttle launch yesterday, and surfing, I came across this plan to clear the Van Allen Belt of dangerous high energy electrons and protons! “…Preliminary analyses indicate that a HiVOLT System can reduce the MeV particle flux in the inner electron belt to 1% of its natural levels within about two months….”

Talk about terraforming! Right here on Terra!

RIP Van Allen Belt, 3.5 billion BC – 2050AD

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