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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Marshall Space Flight Center, National Technical Information Service, distribution in MSFC, Ala, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

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StatementL. Johnson, M. Hermann, and the MSFC MI Study Team
SeriesNASA reference publication -- 1401
ContributionsHermann, M, MSFC MI Study Team, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings)
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15226748M

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The Inner Magnetosphere Imager (IMI) mission will carry instruments to globally image energetic neutral atoms, far and extreme ultraviolet light, and X rays. These imagers will see the ring current, inner plasmasheet, plasmasphere, aurora, and geocorona.   After 30 years of in situ measurements of the Earth's magnetosphere, scientists have assembled an incomplete picture of its global composition and dynamics. Imaging the magnetosphere from space will enable scientists to better understand the global shape of the inner magnetosphere, its components and processes. The proposed inner magnetosphere imager (IMI) mission will obtain Author: Charles L. Johnson, Melody C. Herrmann. The Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) is a NASA Explorer mission that is the first space mission dedicated to imaging of the Earth's magnetosphere. IMAGE was launched from Vandenberg AFB into an elliptical polar orbit by a Delta II launch vehicle on Ma G.K. Parks, in Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences (Second Edition), Introduction. Magnetospheres are new magnetic structures discovered during the space age by satellite-borne instruments that made possible physical measurements in distant regions previously not accessible. The first magnetosphere discovered was Earth's. Soon afterward, another discovery showed that space .

The bu eting of the magnetosphere by the solar wind and the interactions between magnetospheric and near-Earth solar wind plasma is the cause of many phenomena in the magnetosphere and the ionosphere, and a ects the way in which we observe many other features. For many years, scientists have tried to understand the physical phenomena in-. A magnetosphere is the region around a planet dominated by the planet's magnetic field. Other planets in our solar system have magnetospheres, but Earth has the strongest one of all the rocky planets: Earth's magnetosphere is a vast, comet-shaped bubble, which has played a crucial role in our planet's habitability. This report contains the results of ESA's Definition Study (Phase B1), including a description of the mission science objectives and requirements, payload, mission scenario, science operations and expected science return, the main features of the spacecraft design, and the proposed management. of a study of Earth’s magnetic field and the technology of magnetometers. Goals 1. Students will learn the basic properties of mag-nets and magnetic forces. 2. Students will learn about polarity, attraction, repulsion, and magnetic field strength, which are the basic terms and concepts we will be us-ing throughout the THEMIS program.

Inner Magnetosphere Imager (IMI) Solar Terrestrial Probe Class Mission. Preliminary Design Study Report. M. Hermann and L. Johnson Marshall Space Flight Center • MSFC, Alabama. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Marshall Space Flight Center • . IMAGE studied the global response of the magnetosphere to changes in the solar wind. Major changes occur to the configuration of the magnetosphere as a result of changes in and on the Sun, which in turn change the solar wind. IMAGE used neutral atom, ultraviolet, and radio imaging techniques to detect and gather data on these changes. Earth's magnetosphere The magnetosphere is the region of space surrounding Earth where the dominant magnetic field is the magnetic field of Earth, rather than the magnetic field of interplanetary space. The magnetosphere is formed by the . A magnetosphere is a magnetic envelope of charged particles that surrounds some planets, including Earth. It is invisible to the human eye, but Cassini's Magnetospheric Imaging Instrument was able to detect the hydrogen atoms (represented in red) that escape it.