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Magnetic Reconnection 2

This is an update to an older magnetic reconnection animation (10072). The ionized wind from the Sun generates reconnection in the Earth's magnetic field. Particles leak in from the rediation belts producing the auroras.
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3-D Anaglyph Reconnection animation    3-D Anaglyph Reconnection animation
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Animation Number:20101
Animator:Walt Feimer (HTSI) (Lead)
Scientist:Nicola Fox (Johns Hopkins University/APL)
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SVS >> Aurora
SVS >> Magnetic Fields
SVS >> Magnetosphere
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Sun

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