Definition of radiation belt in English:

Share this entry

radiation belt

noun

Astronomy
A region surrounding a planet where charged particles accumulate under the influence of the planet’s magnetic field.
Example sentences
  • That orbit regularly takes the station near the auroral zone and the ‘horns’ of the outer radiation belt - where the trapped particles descend toward the atmosphere.
  • A major finding of the magnetospheric imaging instrument is the discovery of a new radiation belt just above Saturn's cloud tops, up to the inner edge of the D-ring.
  • Other measurements obtained during the mission provided new data on the Earth's radiation belt and the discovery that the Moon has no magnetic field.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ra¦di|ation belt

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.