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Near-Earth space shows its stripes

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Electrons in Earth's magnetic field often exhibit a striped pattern of intensity as a function of electron energy and altitude. A model that factors in some unexpectedly important effects can now explain this feature. See Letter p.338

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Figure 1: Zebra-stripe patterns.

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Turner, D. Near-Earth space shows its stripes. Nature 507, 308–309 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/507308a

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