Beyond Earth - Earth's Geomagnetic Activity

  • Released Thursday, May 12, 2016
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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.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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