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MESSENGER Observations of Magnetic Reconnection in Mercury’s Magnetosphere

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    0337677 - ASU-R 2010 RIV US eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Slavin, J.A. - Acuna, M. H. - Anderson, B.J. - Baker, D. N. - Benna, M. - Boardsen, S.A. - Gloeckler, G. - Gold, R.E. - Ho, G.C. - Korth, H. - Krimigis, S.M. - McNutt, Jr., R.L. - Raines, J.M. - Sarantos, M. - Schriver, D. - Solomon, S.C. - Trávníček, Pavel M. - Zurbuchen, T.H.
    MESSENGER Observations of Magnetic Reconnection in Mercury’s Magnetosphere.
    Science. Roč. 324, č. 5927 (2009), s. 606-610 ISSN 0036-8075
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z10030501
    Klíčová slova: magnetosphere * Mercury * magnetic reconnection
    Kód oboru RIV: BN - Astronomie a nebeská mechanika, astrofyzika
    Impakt faktor: 29.747, rok: 2009

    During MESSENGER’s second flyby of Mercury, a steady southward IMF was observed and the magnetopause was threaded by a strong magnetic field, indicating a reconnection rate ~10 times that typical at Earth. Moreover, a large flux transfer event was observed in the magnetosheath, and a plasmoid and multiple traveling compression regions were observed in Mercury’s magnetotail, all products of reconnection. These observations indicate that Mercury’s magnetosphere is much more responsive to IMF direction and dominated by the effects of reconnection than that of Earth or the other magnetized planets.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0181622