magnetopause

noun
mag·​ne·​to·​pause | \ mag-ˈnē-tə-ˌpȯz How to pronounce magnetopause (audio) , -ˈne- \

Definition of magnetopause

: the outer boundary of a magnetosphere

Examples of magnetopause in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On June 24, Juno crossed Jupiter's bow shock, and the next day, Juno crossed the magnetopause. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, 1 July 2016 The bow shock is like Jupiter's sonic boom, while the magnetopause is the physical boundary between the Sun's magnetic field and Jupiter's magnetic field. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, 1 July 2016 Listen to the sounds of Juno entering Jupiter's space: In the video, Juno crosses two thresholds: the bow shock and the magnetopause. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, 1 July 2016

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First Known Use of magnetopause

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnetopause.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnetopause. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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