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Mysterious Electron Acceleration Explained


February 27, 2012

an artist's rendition of Earth's magnetosphere A mysterious phenomenon detected by space probes has finally been explained, thanks to a massive computer simulation that was able to precisely align with details of spacecraft observations. Full Story

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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