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Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: magnetosphere
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Definition: a region, beyond the ionosphere, in which the trajectories of charged particles essentially depend on the environmental magnetic field, the effect of collisions being negligible

NOTE – Towards the Sun, the outer limit of the Earth's magnetosphere is at a distance of some ten Earth radii. The magnetosphere extends much farther in the opposite direction.


Publication date:1995-09
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