Photo Credit: Alan Walters / AmericaSpace
Using data from a NASA satellite, 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.
Apollo 17’s Jack Schmitt collecting samples on the Moon in 1972. The samples from Apollo were found to contain Helium-3. Photo Credit: NASA
The Apollo astronauts who walked on the Moon between 1969 and 1972 brought back just under 842 pounds of rocks and regolith. In 1985, engineers at the University of Wisconsin found [...]