Van Allen radiation belt:

  1. has electrons and protons in the outer belt and only electrons in the inner belt.
  2. has a large cover over poles and is almost absent at equator

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

Both the statements are incorrect
Van Allen radiation belt has electrons in the outer belt and a combination of protons and electrons in the inner belt. It has a large cover over equator and is almost absent at poles.

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