THEMIS Report

The Earth’s magnetic field which shields the planet from severe space weather often develops holes that allow the largest leaks of solar particles. This short animation shows what can happen based on findings from the Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) mission.

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Video Credit: NASA

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