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Magnetic Reconnection Throughout the Solar System

Magnetic reconnection is one of the most important processes in the space. Reconnection occurs when crossed magnetic field lines snap, explosively flinging away nearby particles at high speeds. The following animations illustrate this magnetic explosion on the Sun, near black holes, around Earth.

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Animation Credits

Lead Animator:
Krystofer Kim (USRA)

Scientist:
Daniel Gershman (NASA/GSFC)

Producer:
Genna Duberstein (ADNET)

Lead Technical Support:
Leann Johnson (GST)

Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Conceptual Image Laboratory

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Keywords:
SVS >> Magnetic Reconnection
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Sun
NASA Science >> Universe