There is good news for you terrified ice-cream-sandwhich-eaters out there. The same binding ingredients that prevent the ice cream sandwich from becoming a dripping mess all over your fingers, are the same ingredients that prevent the ice cream from becoming a puddle in the sun.
The mysterious and deadly Van Allen radiation belts surrounding the earth are a little less mysterious today (but just as deadly)
The Van Allen radiation belts are torus (or doughnut) shaped regions of space consisting of energetic charged particles. Two primary regions have been identified, an outer belt and an inner belt. The former is composed of electrons while the inner has pesky protons as well. These particles derive from the sun’s solar wind and cosmic rays and remain in these regions because they are trapped by the earth’s magnetic field called the magnetosphere. Yes, I’ll say it… “IT’S A TRAP”
It was quite a week for ridiculous statements. As usual, there is no shortage of mind-boggling ideas floating around the internet.