Depiction of Magnetic Reconnection - Symmetrical (Animated GIF) (image) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Caption Behind Earth, away from the Moon, magnetic reconnection occurs symmetrically. This simulation shows particles traveling away from the site of reconnection equally in both directions, confined by the red magnetic field lines. View animated GIF: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/symmetrical.gif Credit Michael Hesse/NASA Goddard/Joy Ng Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.