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magnetic reconnection

(change in magnetic topology within a fluid)

Magnetic reconnection is a adjustment of magnetic lines in a magnetic field. Magnetic reconnections around the Sun result in solar flares and analogously, those around Earth result in the auroras. A reconnection event can convert magnetic energy to kinetic and thermal energy.

(physics,magnetism,plasma,event type)
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Referenced by pages:
anomalous cosmic rays (ACR)
current sheet
magnetic arcade
Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS)
solar flare
stellar flare