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Magnetic reconnection in 3D

Magnetic reconnection in 3D

Date: 19 January 2010
Satellite: Cluster
Depicts: 3D view of a magnetic reconnection event

The shape and location of a magnetic reconnection region derived from the Cluster data. The four Cluster spacecraft are represented by four cubes in black (C1), red (C2), green (C3) and blue (C4). The red and yellow spheres symbolise the two identified magnetic nulls and the thick blue line represents the X-line.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
7-Dec-2023 23:29 UT

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