Saturday, April 23, 2011

Earth's Magnetosphere

Earth's Magnetosphere
Earth's Magnetosphere

The visualization above shows the magnetic field around Earth—the magnetosphere—as it might look from space. This view is conceptual, but based on real science observations that have been made since the beginning of the Space Age. The orange and blue lines depict the opposite north and south polarity of Earth's field lines.

Detailed descriptions are available at

Courtesy: NASA Earth Observatory
NASA: National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEarth Observatory

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