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Electron-scale dynamics of the diffusion region during symmetric magnetic reconnection in space

R. B. Torbert, J. L. Burch, T. D. Phan, M. Hesse, M. R. Argall, J. Shuster, R. E. Ergun, L. Alm, R. Nakamura, K. J. Genestreti, D. J. Gershman, W. R. Paterson, D. L. Turner, I. Cohen, B. L. Giles, C. J. Pollock, S. Wang, L.-J. Chen, J. E. Stawarz, J. P. Eastwood, K. J. Hwang, C. Farrugia, I. Dors, H. Vaith, C. Mouikis, A. Ardakani, B. H. Mauk, S. A. Fuselier, C. T. Russell, R. J. Strangeway, T. E. Moore, J. F. Drake, M. A. Shay, Yuri V. Khotyaintsev, P.-A. Lindqvist, W. Baumjohann, F. D. Wilder, N. Ahmadi, J. C. Dorelli, L. A. Avanov, M. Oka, D. N. Baker, J. F. Fennell, J. B. Blake, A. N. Jaynes, O. Le Contel, S. M. Petrinec, B. Lavraud, Y. Saito

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Movie S1
Electron Velocity-space Distributions. A 6-second segment of burst-mode electron distributions is keyed to a plot of plasma and field data covering the same time period as Figure 2, but from all MMS spacecraft. These distributions are accumulated over four 30ms electron distribution functions to bring out detailed features when the density is as low as 0.03cm-3, as in this case. The velocity axes are in the same LMN coordinate system as described above. Figure S4 shows one pane from the animated Movie S1.