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Japan launches satellite to study geomagnetic storms

Japan launched an Epsilon-2 rocket on Tuesday carrying the Exploration of Energisation and Radiation in Geospace (ERG) mission satellite. The satellite will study the creation and disappearance of highly charged electrons in the region of outer space near the Earth along with space storms and the effects of solar winds. The ERG mission marks the first collaborative undertaking by JAXA and Taiwan. JAXA is hopeful that the ERG satellite will help to unlock the mystery of particle acceleration throughout the universe.

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