magnetosphere

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See also: magnétosphère

English[edit]

The magnetosphere of Earth.

Etymology[edit]

magneto- +‎ -sphere

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mæɡ.ˈni.tə.ˌsfɪr/

Noun[edit]

magnetosphere (plural magnetospheres)

  1. (physics) The comet-shaped region around Earth or another planet in which charged particles are trapped or deflected. Shaped by the solar wind and the planet's magnetic field.

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