Voyager probes still making discoveries

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Christopher K.
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Re: Voyager probes still making discoveries

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This discovery was made a while back, though we're just "discovering the discovery". HRPO's Amy Brouillette (now Northrop) drew my attention to this story.

In January 1986, when Voyager made its close approach to Uranus, it flew through a plasmoid...
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/20 ... ore-secret
Uranus spins on its side, and its magnetic field spins sixty degrees from the axis.

What is a Plasmoid? Good question...
https://www.pppl.gov/news/2015/06/giant ... e-tokamaks
http://bjm.scs.illinois.edu/spectroscopy/ballplasma.php

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