magnetic bubble


: a tiny movable magnetized cylindrical volume in a thin magnetic material that along with other like volumes can be used to represent a bit of information (as in a computer)

Examples of magnetic bubble in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The enhanced solar wind that flows from them can cause storms in the Earth's protective magnetic bubble. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 5 July 2017 Solar wind creates a huge magnetic bubble, known as the heliosphere, that protects Earth and the other planets from energetic subatomic particles that constantly zip around in deep space. Corey S Powell, Discover Magazine, 30 Sep. 2013 Auroral displays occur when Earth's magnetic bubble, called the magnetosphere, is roiled by material flowing outward from the Sun. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 15 Apr. 2019 This acts as a kind of protective magnetic bubble shielding us from harm. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 25 June 2020 The blowing of the solar wind creates an enormous magnetic bubble around the Sun, known as the heliosphere. Corey S. Powell, Discover Magazine, 31 Jan. 2021 Without a magnetic bubble to shield Mars from the sun’s radiation, its atmosphere was blown away like confetti., 23 July 2021 Last year it was discovered that during the mission, the spacecraft also flew through a plasmoid -- a giant magnetic bubble that likely pinched off part of the planet's atmosphere, sending it out into space. Rob Picheta, CNN, 1 Apr. 2021 But Earth’s thick atmosphere and magnetic bubble shield our planet from much incoming radiation, making these streaks of luminescence scarce. Maya Wei-Haas, National Geographic, 9 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of magnetic bubble was in 1969

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“Magnetic bubble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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