The Sun gives off huge amounts of deadly radiation, but we are protected from the worst blasts by a magnetic cage called the magnetosphere that surrounds the Earth. Inside this cage, two doughnut-shaped bells trap the electic particles. These are called the Van Allen belts after their discoverer, James Van Allen.

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