POLAR Provides First Experimental Documentation of Magnetic Reconnection

Reconnection, the fundamental process for transferring/exchanging energy in the universe, occurs near earth, at the sun, and at other star systems. Magnetic reconnection is no longer just a theoretical construct with schematic illustrations. The Hydra, EFI and MFE instrument teams, using POLAR particle and field data are producing maps of the reconnection site.




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