Magnetoglow: a new geophysical resource.

@article{Johnson1971MagnetoglowAN,
  title={Magnetoglow: a new geophysical resource.},
  author={C Y Johnson and Jennifer M. Young and John C. Holmes},
  journal={Science},
  year={1971},
  volume={171 3969},
  pages={379-81}
}
Evidence has been found that the earth is immersed in a large volume of glowing helium ions. This ionic glow, at 304 angstroms, is similar to the geocoronal hydrogen glow in that it extends to very high altitudes, but it is unique in that it is largely confined to the closed field line portion of the magnetosphere. Because of its magnetic containment, this… CONTINUE READING