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THEMIS discovers biggest breach of Earth's solar storm shield

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The latest findings from the THEMIS mission: Earth's magnetic field, which shields our planet from severe space weather, often develops two holes ten times larger than anything previously though to exist, allowing solar particles in.    The latest findings from the THEMIS mission: Earth's magnetic field, which shields our planet from severe space weather, often develops two holes ten times larger than anything previously though to exist, allowing solar particles in.


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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10355
Animation Number:10355
Completed:2008-12-11
Animator:Walt Feimer (HTSI) (Lead)
Scientist:David G. Sibeck (NASA/GSFC)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:THEMIS
Series:Breach in the Bowshock
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Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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