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The earths magnetosphere protects the earth from high-energy charged particles coming from the sun. Some charged particles are deflected by the magnetosphere, while others become trapped and produce the aurora. This presentation shows a 3-dimensional model of the magnetosphere. The features that it highlights are flat ribbons representing the paths of charged particles deflected by the magnetosphere, triangular ribbons representing magnetic field lines, and colored surfaces representing constant values of magnetic force. The original model is in Open Inventor format, and is located in (http:--svs.gsfc.nasa.gov-vis-a000000-a003000-a003028-models-).

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  • Science > General

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    Keywords:

    Space Science,Astronomy,NSDL,Chemistry,Undergraduate (Upper Division),3D Unstructured-mesh Magnetosphere Simulation,Solar Wind,Undergraduate (Lower Division),oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061002142109086T,Physics,Higher Education,Earth science,Space science,Science,Geomagnetic Field,Physical sciences,Magnetosphere,Space sciences,Geoscience,Graduate/Professional,NSDL_SetSpec_456144

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    English

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