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Halloween 2003 Solar Storm

July 18, 2012

This scientific visualization relies on data from the SAMPEX mission, which observed particles in the Radiation Belts during a large solar storm in October 2003. The movie clearly shows just how much the outer belt can swell in extreme conditions.

Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio