Bermuda Triangle is one of the most dangerous areas on the level of radiation to which scientists have ever faced. European researchers expect that they will be able to look into the strange radiation zone located a few hundred kilometers from the coast of Brazil.
To do this, they plan to send a satellite into space, which will be regularly fly over the South Atlantic anomaly and measure. This place is a point where the Van Allen radiation belts – rings of charged particles surrounding the Earth are closest to the surface of the planet.
When zones were discovered in the 1950s, scientists have suspected that YUAA may be some risk. Astronauts fly a shuttle, complained that laptops sometimes fail when they passed through the anomaly. Some spacecraft such as the Hubble Space Telescope, even programmed to shut down some of their devices while passing over a dangerous area to avoid damage to the electronics. International Space Station also produces additional shielding to not encounter unexpected problems, says Mail Online.
Also , while in the area, which is said to be the cause of the original falling stars, and astronauts suffer. Passage of the South Atlantic anomaly is also considered a cause of early failures Globalstar satellite network. Ricardo Campana National Institute of Astrophysics in Bologna, Italy, analyzed the data of X-ray radiation from a satellite monitoring called BeppoSAX, which scans from 1996 to 2003. It is found that the level of radiation in the lower layer YUAA was much less than in the upper.
He also noted that the anomaly is slowly moving west. team is now designing space telescope’s orbit which will pass through the lower part of the danger zone, which is not very well understood. Most models of radiation considered in the planning of space missions, based on the extrapolation of high-latitude observations . – We’re going to fix it and to study anomalies in Earth orbits, which are more important for astrophysical satellites.