Discovery of “zebra stripes” in space by Yuri Shprits and Chris Russell

Magnetosphere+courtesy+NASA_mid UCLA researcher Yuri Shprits, along with Prof. Chris Russell have observed the structure of plasma waves in the equatorial regions of near-Earth space. The waves, which have until now only been observed as noise, have a highly structured pattern reminiscent of a zebra pattern. The discovery is highly significant for satellites and humans in space, which can be harmed by the high-energy particles.

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