Dynamic Earth: visualisation of a CME

This fulldome visualisation from the Earth science planetarium show Dynamic Earth shows Earth's geomagnetic field deflecting an incoming blast of solar particles from a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME).

Earth's geomagnetic field helps to deflect these solar particles around the planet, dramatically reducing the impact of the event.

The flowing material of a CME is actually in the form of ions and electrons, which are far too small to see. This visualisation represents the motions of these tiny particles in a form large enough for us to see.


NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Visualizers/Animators: Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC) (Lead) Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC) Tom Bridgman (GST)

À propos de la vidéo

Date de publication:16 novembre 2015 18:51
Durée:49 s
Frame rate:30 fps

À propos de l'objet

Type:Solar System : Star : Circumstellar Material : Outflow : Coronal Mass Ejection
Solar System


Fulldome Preview

Fulldome Preview
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