A CME Generates Reconnection in Earth's Magnetic Field

  • Released Wednesday, March 30, 2005
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A burst of fast material from the Sun generates magnetic reconnection events in the Earth's magnetic field. This eventually sends high-speed electrons and protons into the Earth's upper atmosphere to form aurora.


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  • [3D Unstructured-mesh Magnetosphere Simulation]

    ID: 554
    Type: Model Sensor: 3D Unstructured-mesh Magnetosphere Simulation

    Model generated by Dan Spicer, NASA

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