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redOrbit
NASA makes first observation of magnetic reconnection eventthroughout the solar system in various forms, scientists were never able to dir
NASA makes first observation of magnetic reconnection event
redOrbit / Posted 9 days ago
throughout the solar system in various forms, scientists were never able to directly witness the phenomenon prior to the MMS mission, which according to lead author Jim Burch of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, is the first... Read more
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Mashable
NASA satellites find trigger for magnetic explosions near Earth for first timesaid in a statement. "We were able to perform the first-ever physics experiment
NASA satellites find trigger for magnetic explosions near Earth for first time
Mashable / Posted 13 days ago
said in a statement. "We were able to perform the first-ever physics experiment in this environment." "We designed the MMS mission to use Earth's magnetosphere as a giant laboratory." Plasma makes up the sun and stars, and is the most abundant... Read more
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Raw Story
NASA is flying satellites through an explosion in space to explore how magnetism worksthe reconnection site as it were. But the true test is to observe what actually
NASA is flying satellites through an explosion in space to explore how magnetism works
Raw Story / Posted 13 days ago
the reconnection site as it were. But the true test is to observe what actually occurs in nature.The four spacecraft of the MMS mission getting prepared for stacking operations.NASA/Flickr, CC BY-SA NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission is a set... Read more
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Daily Mail
space probes catches first glimpse of Earth's 'magnetic explosion'slow solar wind. Researchers have tried to study reconnection in the lab and i
space probes catches first glimpse of Earth's 'magnetic explosion'
Daily Mail / Posted 14 days ago
slow solar wind. Researchers have tried to study reconnection in the lab and in space for nearly half a century, but the MMS mission was the first to directly observe how reconnection happens. To date, MMS has focused only on the sun-facing side... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
WVU researcher part of team shedding light on magnetic reconnection in Earth's magnetospherethe planet, break and reconnect. The paper details discoveries from NASA’s unpr
WVU researcher part of team shedding light on magnetic reconnection in Earth's magnetosphere
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 14 days ago
the planet, break and reconnect. The paper details discoveries from NASA’s unprecedented Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission that launched four identical spacecraft into Earth’s magnetic shield to measure reconnection. In October, MMS... Read more
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PhysOrg
Space mission first to observe key interaction between magnetic fields of Earth and sunthe four identical MMS spacecraft flying near the sun-facing boundary of Earth'
Space mission first to observe key interaction between magnetic fields of Earth and sun
PhysOrg / Posted 14 days ago
the four identical MMS spacecraft flying near the sun-facing boundary of Earth's magnetic field (blue wavy lines). The MMS mission has revealed the clearest picture yet of the process of magnetic reconnection between the magnetic fields of... Read more
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The Verge
NASA spacecraft measure magnetic explosions that drive space weatherinto the magnetosphere. To study these explosive reconnections directly, NASA
NASA spacecraft measure magnetic explosions that drive space weather
The Verge / Posted 14 days ago
into the magnetosphere. To study these explosive reconnections directly, NASA launched the Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission in March of 2015. The project involved sending four identical spacecraft into orbit around Earth. In space, the... Read more
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WMUR New Hampshire
UNH instruments gather elusive data during NASA missionthe magnetic fields changed, how new electric fields presented and the speeds a
UNH instruments gather elusive data during NASA mission
WMUR New Hampshire / Posted 14 days ago
the magnetic fields changed, how new electric fields presented and the speeds and directions of charged particles. "The MMS mission was designed from the very beginning to provide an answer to the riddle of magnetic reconnection," said Roy... Read more

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