The South Atlantic Anomaly

This video shows the location of the South Atlantic Anomaly. In this region one of the shields that trap potentially harmful particles from space dips to just 200km about the Earth’s surface. This cosmic shield is one of two of what are known as Van Allen Radiation Belts and is teaming with high Energy particles.

The video is from Hubblecast 77: Hubble and the Bermuda Triangle of space. A Hubblecast that tells the story of what happens to Hubble in this mysterious region.

Credit:

NASAESA, M. Kornmesser (ESA/Hubble)

About the Video

Id:hubblecast77b
Release date:18 September 2014, 16:00
Related announcements:ann1411
Duration:30 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Unspecified
Category:Miscellaneous

HD


Large

Large QT
7.9 MB

Medium

Video Podcast
4.5 MB
Medium MPEG-1
14.3 MB
Medium Flash
6.2 MB

For Broadcasters


Also see our


Accelerated by CDN77