Scientists with NASA’s MMS Mission Crack 60-Year Mystery of Fast Magnetic Explosions

Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

In just minutes, a flare on the Sun can release enough energy to power the whole world for 20,000 years. An explosive process called magnetic reconnection triggers these solar flares and scientists have spent the last half-century trying to understand how the process happens. It’s not just a scientific curiosity: A fuller understanding of magnetic […]