Atlas V Orbits Constellation Designed To Study Magnetic Reconnection

Credit: MMS: NASA
Controllers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are beginning a complex set of 44 deployments on four scientific spacecraft launched late March 12 to study what happens when clouds of space plasma collide with an explosive release of energy. The Magnetospheric Multi-Scale (MMS) constellation...

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