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Earth's Magnetic Field to Aurora

Join a ride with electrons along the Earth's magnetic field line to the formation site of the aurora.

Animation Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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Data Used:
3D Unstructured-mesh Magnetosphere Simulation
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Live from the Aurora

SVS >> Electron
SVS >> Geomagnetic Field
SVS >> Magnetic Fields
SVS >> Magnetosphere
DLESE >> Space science
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Sun
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Sun-earth Interactions >> Ionosphere/magnetosphere Dynamics >> Aurorae

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version