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PPPL scientists take key step toward solving a major astrophysical mystery


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    Magnetic reconnection in the Earth and sun's atmospheres can trigger geomagnetic storms that disrupt cell phone service, damage satellites and blackout power grids. Understanding how reconnection transforms magnetic energy into explosive particle energy has been a major unsolved problem in plasma astrophysics.

     

    http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S41/02/69Q86/index.xml?section=topstories,featured

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