Areas of interest include space plasma simulation, planetary plasma physics and space physics. Scientists conduct investigations of the solar wind and the magnetospheres, ionospheres and atmospheres of the planets.
UCLA researchers conduct spacecraft studies of the magnetic and particle environments of the Sun, the planets, their satellites and small bodies of the solar system. Field and particle interactions with atmospheres, planetary surfaces and interiors are a focus of many studies, as well as the dynamics and generation of dynamos and fields.
Spacequakes animation (silent, credit NASA)
THEMIS Discovers Biggest Breach of Earth’s Magnetosphere (credit NASA)
ARTEMIS Orbits Magnetic Moon (credit NASA)