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NASA: Magnetospheric Mission (MMS)

NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is a fascinating attempt to better understand magnetic reconnection, "the mix of positively and negatively charged particles that make up the stars, fill space, and account for an estimated 99% of the observable universe." In 2015, NASA plans to launch four identical spacecraft that will orbit Earth and send back data from the dynamic magnetic system...