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A fast lane in the magnetosphere

A marriage between satellite observations and modelling has shown that acceleration of electrons in the magnetosphere can be explained by scattering of these particles by plasma oscillations known as chorus waves. See Letter p.411

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Figure 1: Plasma waves in the magnetosphere.

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Hudson, M. A fast lane in the magnetosphere. Nature 504, 383–384 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/504383a

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