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Illustration of Earth's magnetic field with MMS study areas and orbits.
MMS Targeted Areas of Study

Illustration of Earth's magnetic field, called the magnetosphere, The solar wind is indicated by the blue lines. Closed magnetic field lines are in green and open field lines are in red. The two rectangular boxes are the regions to be studied by the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission in two separate phases. The black lines show the two orbit phases.Credit: NASA

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