A CME Generates Reconnection in Earth's Magnetic Field
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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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
- Walt Feimer (KBR Wyle Services, LLC) [Lead]
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(Collected with the 3D Unstructured-mesh Magnetosphere Simulation sensor)
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