NASA Spacecraft in Earth’s Orbit, Preparing to Study Magnetic Reconnection


WASHINGTON, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following a successful launch at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, NASA’s four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft are positioned in Earth’s orbit to begin the first space mission dedicated to the study of a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection. This process is thought to be the catalyst for some of the most powerful…

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