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  1. Van Allen belt(noun)

    a belt of charged particles (resulting from cosmic rays) above the Earth trapped by the Earth's magnetic field


  1. Van Allen belt(Noun)

    Either of two torus-shaped areas of high-energy charged particles which partly surround Earth, trapped by its magnetic field. The areas are characterised by intense radiation. When the belts "overload", particles strike the upper atmosphere and fluoresce, causing the polar aurora.

  2. Van Allen belt(Noun)

    Any of similar areas around another planet.

  3. Origin: From James Alfred Van Allen, US physicist.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of van allen belt in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of van allen belt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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