In Pictures: NASA's hot radiation mission

NASA is set to launch its Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) to explore the most intense areas of radiation around Earth

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NASA says the probes will give scientists the data they need to understand how the invisible Van Allen radiation belts (named for their discoverer, James Van Allen) behave and react to changes in the sun, thereby contributing to Earth's space weather.

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