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Solar Energetic Particles and CMEs

This animation shows a CME erupting off of the Sun and the energetic particles racing ahead of the CME and how they react with the Earth's magnetic field and Mars' magnetic field.


Animation Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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Keywords:
SVS >> CME
SVS >> Earth
SVS >> Magnetic Fields
SVS >> Mars
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Sun
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons