Magnetic Reconnection in a Solar Flare

Unlocking the secrets of the universe: Researchers use high-powered lasers to study magnetic reconnection

Screenshot from NASA’s Conceptual Image Lab of ‘Magnetic Reconnection Across the Solar System’. Magnetic reconnection occurs when antiparallel magnetic fields — in this case, found in solar flares — collide, snap, and realign. The process produces a high-energy explosion that hurls particles into space. Credit: NASA Concept Image Lab Scientists use powerful laser beams to …

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