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magnetic reconnection

(change in magnetic topology within a fluid)

Magnetic reconnection is the adjustment of magnetic lines in a magnetic field. Magnetic reconnection around the Sun can be seen as solar flare sand similarly around Earth are the auroras. A reconnection event can convert magnetic energy to kinetic and thermal energy.

(physics,magnetism,plasma,event type)

Referenced by:
anomalous cosmic rays (ACR)
current sheet
magnetic arcade
solar flare
stellar flare