Nasa Mission to Measure Earth's Magnetic Collisions

March 12, 2015 5:56 AM

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Nasa Mission to Measure Earth's Magnetic Collisions

"The first step is to figure out what the heck is going on," John Dorelli, a space scientist at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center, said in an interview.

The protective bubble of the Earth's magnetic field typically deflects high-speed particles from the sun. But an onslaught of particles from a solar explosion can pop the outer layers of the bubble. "Right where the solar wind meets the magnetosphere, that boundary, you have a weak point in the magn...

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