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The Magnetosphere
This document describes the features and properties of Earth's magnetosphere. Topics include the magnetosphere's shape, descriptions of its features, the Van Allen Belts, particle motions, and magnetic storms. Links to illustrations and tables are embedded on the text.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-521
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr James L. Green
SSDOO NASA GSFC