Beyond Earth - Earth's Geomagnetic Activity

  • Released Thursday, May 12, 2016
  • Updated Monday, October 16, 2017 at 3:41PM
  • ID: 20237

Space is a better vacuum than any we can create on Earth, but it's nonetheless bustling with activity. It overflows with energy, particles and a complex system of magnetic field lines. This animation shows the busy-ness of near-Earth space, where the magnetic environment around Earth can trap electrons and charged particles.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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