Electron-scale measurements of magnetic reconnection in space

@article{Burch2016ElectronscaleMO,
  title={Electron-scale measurements of magnetic reconnection in space},
  author={James L. Burch and Roy B. Torbert and Tai D. Phan and L.‐J. Chen and Thomas Earle Moore and Robert E. Ergun and Jonathan P. Eastwood and Daniel J. Gershman and Paul A. Cassak and Matthew R. Argall and S. Wang and Michael Hesse and Craig J. Pollock and Barbara L. Giles and Rumi Nakamura and Barry H. Mauk and Stephen Anthony Fuselier and Christopher T. Russell and Robert J. Strangeway and James F. Drake and Michael A. Shay and Yu. V. Khotyaintsev and Per Arne Lindqvist and G{\"o}ran Marklund and Frederick Durand Wilder and David T. Young and Klaus Torkar and Jerry Goldstein and John C. Dorelli and Levon A. Avanov and Mitsuo Oka and Daniel N. Baker and Allison N. Jaynes and Katherine Amanda Goodrich and Ian James Cohen and Drew L. Turner and Joseph F. Fennell and J. Bernard Blake and James H. Clemmons and M. V. Goldman and David L. Newman and Steven Petrinec and Karlheinz J. Trattner and Beno{\^i}t Lavraud and Patricia H. Reiff and Wolfgang Baumjohann and Werner Magnes and Manfred Steller and William S. Lewis and Y. Saito and Victoria N. Coffey and M. Chandler},
  journal={Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={352}
}
Probing magnetic reconnection in space Magnetic reconnection occurs when the magnetic field permeating a conductive plasma rapidly rearranges itself, releasing energy and accelerating particles. Reconnection is important in a wide variety of physical systems, but the details of how it occurs are poorly understood. Burch et al. used NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission to probe the plasma properties within a reconnection event in Earth's magnetosphere (see the Perspective by Coates). They… 
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