Magnetospheric Multiscale Overview and Science Objectives

@article{Burch2016MagnetosphericMO,
  title={Magnetospheric Multiscale Overview and Science Objectives},
  author={James L. Burch and Thomas Earle Moore and Roy B. Torbert and Barbara L. Giles},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={2016},
  volume={199},
  pages={5-21}
}
Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS), a NASA four-spacecraft constellation mission launched on March 12, 2015, will investigate magnetic reconnection in the boundary regions of the Earth’s magnetosphere, particularly along its dayside boundary with the solar wind and the neutral sheet in the magnetic tail. The most important goal of MMS is to conduct a definitive experiment to determine what causes magnetic field lines to reconnect in a collisionless plasma. The significance of the MMS results will… 
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