Recreating Space Weather in the Laboratory

October 29, 2014 5:58 PM

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Recreating Space Weather in the Laboratory

The American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics in New Orleans have presented in conferences the key findings of five leading laboratory studies into space weather.

Magnetic reconnection causes plasma to erupt violently from the Sun, but how it does in not known Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found how the transformation from magnetic energy into energy for the particles of the solar wind plasma takes ...

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