Everything you thought you knew is wrong


6 Responses to “Everything you thought you knew is wrong”

  1. Just_Ok says:

    Good news. We need more belts to tighten in these tough financial times.

  2. John Verne says:

    If there were Four of them, that would be Fantastic.

  3. Preston Sturges says:

    As I was saying the other day, there was sort of national obsession with the Van Allen Belts in the 1950s which figured prominently in every kid’s book about space.  There was a real concern that man could not survive the physical and emotional stress of a low earth orbit, and I guess the worry was that the Van Allen Belts would cook an astronaut like a 7-11 microwave burrito. Of course that fit into the post-Hiroshima concerns about Man Tampering In God’s Domain, and the Van Allen Belts would turn anyone into a modern Icarus. .

  4. timquinn says:

    So if I didn’t think I knew that then I am good to go?

    (I am a Van Allen Belt count agnostic)

  5. Van Diemen says:

    Written by….written by……. WRITTEN BY WHOM

  6. Johan Swanljung says:

    The particles are not actually radioactive. Just energetic and electrically charged.

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