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Van Allen Probes Video Library

Van Allen Probes Reveal A New Radiation Belt Around Earth

Van Allen Probes Mission Post-Launch News Conference

NASA Launches Van Allen Probes Mission

NASA TV Launch Video

“Building the Van Allen Probes Spacecraft” - New Movie Chronicles Design and Construction of Twin Spacecraft

“What are the Radiation Belts?” - New Movie Explains Mysterious Near-Earth Regions

NASA Van Allen Probes Prelaunch News Conference, Aug. 20, 2012

NASA Van Allen Probes Mission Science Briefing, Aug. 20, 2012

NASA Van Allen Probes L-14 News Conference, Aug. 9, 2012

New Time-lapse Videos Track Solar Array Deployment Tests

As Aug. 23 Launch Draws Closer, Van Allen Probes Achieves Milestones and Announces Events

Shake, shock, and bake – Van Allen Probes's integration and testing 2012

It's All in the Swing: Van Allen Probes Undergoes Magnetic Swing Test

Van Allen Probes Spin Testing

On Sept. 12, Van Allen Probes spacecraft A became the first APL-built spacecraft to be tested on the Lab's new spin table. It underwent both a spin balance and mass properties test, two procedures that are done in concert, and in order, as they are intimately linked.

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Van Allen Probes Movie Trailer

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Music Video by the Ionized Gases

Every second, a million tons of energized matter blasts off from the surface of Sun. Where does this "solar wind" go? Follow the speedy voyage of some protons, electrons and ions as they make a magnetic connection with Earth – becoming trapped in the Van Allen radiation belts that surround our planet. As they bounce, drift and spiral through the belts, some particles will shoot down Earth's long magnetic tail, while others spin back to the upper reaches of the magnetic field and spark the auroras – the amazing celestial light show we know as the northern (or southern) lights. Earth can be a crazy, magnetic place – watch this video to see how!

Aurora Lights: Why They Exist and What Causes Them

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Space Weather Video Library

NASA EDGE, Magnetic Storms, featuring Dr. Nicola Fox

spacer NASA EDGE, an award-winning talk show known for offbeat, funny and informative behind-the-scene stories about the space agency, features Van Allen Probes Deputy Project Scientist, Dr. Nicola "Nicky" Fox explaining magnetic storms and their effect on Earth.

Earth's Dynamic Space

spacer We all live in the atmosphere of the sun and feel the effects of solar variability every day. Earth's near-space environment is a dynamic region that is directly affected by solar variation. There is more than meets the eye when looking into Earth's dynamic space. View this video to learn more about space weather, the magnetosphere the aurora and the Polar mission and spacecraft.

Sun-Earth Connection

Solar News Network: NASA Gets a Double Dose of the Sun

spacer Ever wonder why two spacecraft are needed to study the sun or how you build them to operate in the extreme conditions they'll experience in space? How do you launch two spacecraft on one rocket? Using a broadcast news approach, a 6-minute video, "Solar News Network: NASA Gets a Double Dose of the Sun," can help answer these questions.

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Careers in Space Video

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