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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Plasmasphere Can Send a Plume up through Space

Caption: NASA's THEMIS mission observed how dense particles normally near Earth in a layer of the uppermost atmosphere called the plasmasphere can send a plume up through space to help protect against incoming solar particles during certain space weather events.

Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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