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Windy with a chance of magnetic storms – space weather science with Cluster

8 Nov 2018, 10:00 UTC
Windy with a chance of magnetic storms – space weather science with Cluster ESA - CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Space weather is no abstract concept – it may happen in space, but its effects on Earth can be significant. To help better forecast these effects, ESA’s Cluster mission, a quartet of spacecraft that was launched in 2000, is currently working to understand how our planet is connected to its magnetic environment, and unravelling the complex relationship between the Earth and its parent star.

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