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Researchers identify new region of the magnetosphere
A detailed analysis of the measurements of five different satellites have revealed the existence of the warm plasma cloak, a new region of the magnetosphere, which is the invisible shield of magnetic fields and electrically charged particles that surround and protect Earth from the onslaught of the solar wind.

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NASA scientists have uncovered new details about how plasma from superstorms interact with Earths magnetosphere.

The surprising result of this model is that the magnetospheres main phase pressure is dominated by energetic protons from the plasmasphere, rather than from the solar wind - Mei-Ching Fok, an astrophysicist at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Fok and her team will present their findings on May 29 at the American Geophysical Union conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, US.

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