Lights, camera, action: Space physics at the movies
Article first published online: 19 OCT 2006
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 82, Issue 18, page 202, 1 May 2001
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2001), Lights, camera, action: Space physics at the movies, Eos Trans. AGU, 82(18), 202–202, doi:10.1029/01EO00108.(
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