Extended magnetic reconnection at the Earth's magnetopause from detection of bi-directional jets

@article{Phan2000ExtendedMR,
  title={Extended magnetic reconnection at the Earth's magnetopause from detection of bi-directional jets},
  author={Tai D. Phan and Lynn M. Kistler and Berndt Klecker and Gerhard Haerendel and G. Paschmann and Bengt U. O. Sonnerup and Wolfgang Baumjohann and M.-B. Bavassano-Cattaneo and Charles W. Carlson and A. M. DiLellis and K. H. Fornacon and Louis A. Frank and Masaki Fujimoto and E. Georgescu and Susumu Kokubun and E. Moebius and Toshifumi Mukai and Marit {\O}ieroset and William R. Paterson and Henri R{\`e}me},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={404},
  pages={848-850}
}
Magnetic reconnection is a process that converts magnetic energy into bi-directional plasma jets; it is believed to be the dominant process by which solar-wind energy enters the Earth's magnetosphere. This energy is subsequently dissipated by magnetic storms and aurorae. Previous single-spacecraft observations revealed only single jets at the magnetopause—while the existence of a counter-streaming jet was implicitly assumed, no experimental confirmation was available. Here we report in situ two… 
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