plasmoid


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plasmoid

(ˈplæzˌmɔɪd)
n
(General Physics) physics a section of a plasma having a characteristic shape
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Little plasmoid Cyto has lost his memories and must retrieve them by navigating through several dozen levels where you use his elasticity to fire him from one cell to another, eventually finding a pathway to the next level portal.
This magnetic disconnection phenomenon-a dynamic event where the magnetic fields "reconnect" across the plasma sheet, producing what is known as a plasmoid, is one explanation for what could be occurring in the series of images, which has never before directly seen before.
As the north end re-connected with the surface around 11:48 UT, a plasmoid sphere was hurled over the west limb at high speed between 11:48 and 12:04 UT from the foot of the re-connecting arch.