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Magnetic Reconnection in Earth's Magnetosheath

Magnetic Reconnection in Earth's Magnetosheath


Date: 26 March 2007
Satellite: Cluster
Depicts: Illustration of Cluster observations and location of magnetic reconnection event in the magnetosheath
Copyright: courtesy of Alessandro Retinò, slightly modified by ESA

Top: Artistic view of the Earth's magnetosphere with Cluster space fleet constellation orbit symbolised by a red line.

Bottom: Schematic diagram of the current-sheet formation between magnetic islands and of magnetic reconnection in the current sheet.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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