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Proton Aurora

This animation shows a magnetic reconnection event with proton aurora data from the IMAGE spacecraft.
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Animation Number:20099
Animator:Walt Feimer (HTSI) (Lead)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:Cluster
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