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Earth’s Magnetic Field Vibrates Like a Drum

Posted by Guy Pirro 02/17/2019 08:35AM

Earth’s Magnetic Field Vibrates Like a Drum

Using data from NASA’s THEMIS mission, scientists have discovered ¬that when the Earth’s magnetopause is struck by a jet of plasma from the Sun, it vibrates like a drum, with waves echoing back and forth along its surface, much like they do on top of a drumhead. The new discovery comes several decades after such behavior was first theorized.


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