Plasma from the Sun is constantly streaming out into space in the form
of a solar wind. The solar wind is also blowing past the Earth,
but thanks to Earth's magnetic field it will not come very close.
Around the Earth a protecting magetosphere is formed. A main
part of our work as space scientists is to understand what goes on in
the magnetosphere, and also in magnetospheres around other planets.
We use direct measurements in space, often from satellites. To
interpret the data we build theoretical models and use computer
(Maria Hamrin, Patrik Norqvist)
The Auroral Generator Region
(Maria Hamrin, Kjell Rönnmark)
Department of Physics
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