Some special files linked here:
Click here for links to download all of "The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere " in a variety of compressed formats. Links to download two sister sites are also provided.
A basic chronology of key dates in the exploration of the magnetosphere.
An expanded chronology, placing the above list in historical context.
"The Birth of a Radiation Belt" an article about the violent consequences of the arrival at Earth of an interplanetary shock wave from the Sun, on 24 March 1991.
"Brief History of Magnetospheric Physics during the Space Age" a somewhat more technical review (Reviews of Geophysics, 34, p. 1-31, 1996) which includes an extensive bibliography
The Answer Man (#1) Questions from users and answers.
The Answer Man (#2) More questions and answers.
References, links and resources about the magnetosphere (not updated).
"Exploration" home page ......... "Exploration" index.............. "Glossary
Official GSFC Home Page ......... NASA WWW Home Page
Author and Curator: Dr. David P. Stern
Mail to Dr.Stern: education("at" symbol)phy6.org
Co-author: Dr. Mauricio Peredo
Spanish translation by J. Méndez
Last updated:December 30, 1997