This phenomenon was recorded in the atmosphere of our planet, which had never before been detected
A magnetic explosion was detected on the night side of Earth thanks to the Multiscale Magnetospheric mission, a space project consisting of four satellites that were launched by NASA in 2015.
The mission had the opportunity to obtain high-resolution images of the night side of our planet, a new perspective that provides NASA with information on the operation of magnetic reconnection, "an energy conversion process that occurs in many astrophysical contexts across the universe including the earth's magnetosphere. "
According to the portal Science Alert, it is the first time that scientists can observe this phenomenon thanks to a flow of particles aligned symmetrically in the form of a tail.
"The more we know about these reconnections, the more we can prepare for external events that are possible from [de este fenómeno] around the Earth or anywhere in the Universe, "said Roy Torbert, deputy principal investigator for MMS.
Scientists, who have mapped the details of this phenomenon in this part of our atmosphere in October 2015, have now seen it in the form of a comet on the dark side of the Earth, giving them a new vision. , because it reveals smooth flows of high energy electron jets that move at a speed of more than 15,000 kilometers per second.
The Earth's surface is shielded from the constant rain of electrons and high-velocity protons that are released from the Sun by means of a "magnetic umbrella," whose "tissue rotates and undulates with energy as it drags the particles into it. channels in a loop "and finally, it returns to space, details Science Alert. In the case of a large accumulation of these particles, this could "cause the chaos of networks and electrical systems".
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D.R. unomassuno, UTV 2018