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March 25, 2019

Solar Jets Cause Standing Waves in Earth's Magnetic Field

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Today's Nerdy Curio is brought to you by 60-Second Science. When jets of charged particles from the sun hit our magnetosphere, some of the ensuing ripples travel towards the north and southern poles and get reflected back. The resulting interference allows...

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Aired March 19, 2019

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