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An artist’s depiction of the Van Allen Belts, showing Earth’s magnetic field lines and the trajectories of charged particles trapped by them. The twin ELFIN spacecraft are shown following their inclined polar orbit, traced in yellow. Credits: UCLA EPSS/NASA SVS

Studying how electrons get lost

NASA is going to launch a new CubeSat mission called The Electron Losses and Fields Investigation, or ELFIN from the Vandenburg Air Force Base in California...