magnetosphere : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • 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

  • Sometimes the force of their impact is so great that the magnetosphere convulsively contracts.
  • 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.
  • Add the lack of a magnetosphere situation you have on Mars and the solar wind quickly strips away the rest.
News & Articles

  • 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
    June 28, 2013 - SlashGear
  • 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 ...
    June 24, 2013 - Science Daily
  • 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 ...
    June 23, 2013 - redOrbit

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