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Waves on the magnetopause

Waves on the magnetopause

Date: 16 July 2001
Copyright: ESA

This animation illustrates waves on the magnetopause - the outer limit of Earth's magnetic field. As a wave travels along the magnetopause it passes over some or all of the Cluster spacecraft. By combining information from each of the four spacecraft scientists can reconstruct the motion of the waves.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
23-Apr-2024 12:17 UT

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