magnetosphere magnetosphere


  • (n) the magnetic field of a planet; the volume around the planet in which charged particles are subject more to the planet's magnetic field than to the solar magnetic field


  1. Sometimes the force of their impact is so great that the magnetosphere convulsively contracts.
  2. Soaring beyond the magnetosphere, the Christmas comet will enable scientists to study the effects of the solar wind on an object without a magnetic field.
  3. Add the lack of a magnetosphere situation you have on Mars and the solar wind quickly strips away the rest.


  1. Star Trek deflector shield could protect Mars mission from cancer risk

    A Star Trek style deflector shield that could protect deep-space astronauts, such as the much-discussed manned mission to Mars, from cancer-causing levels of radiation is in testing, researchers have revealed. The system, described as a “mini-magnetosphere” in reference to the Earth’s magnetic field which protects us from solar radiation, is the handiwork of the Rutherford Read The Full Story
    on June 28, 2013     Source: SlashGear

  2. Five years of stereo imaging for NASA's TWINS

    Surrounding Earth is a dynamic region called the magnetosphere. The region is governed by magnetic and electric forces, incoming energy and material from the sun, and a vast zoo of waves and processes unlike what is normally experienced in Earth-bound physics. Nestled inside this constantly changing magnetic bubble lies a donut of charged particles generally aligned with Earth's equator. Known ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. NASA Marks Fifth Anniversary Of TWINS Mission

    redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online This month marks the fifth anniversary of NASA’s Two Wide-angle Imaging Neutral-atom Spectrometers ( TWINS ) missions, which are stereoscopically imaging the mysterious and dynamic region surrounding Earth known as the magnetosphere , the US space agency announced on Saturday. The TWINS A & B probes were launched on June 15, 2008, and ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: redOrbit

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  • "We have never directly detected the magnetosphere from any extrasolar planet, despite strong efforts," said Geoff Marcy of the University of California, Berkeley.
    on Mar 25, 2009 By: Geoffrey Marcy Source: Hindustan Times

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