magnetosphere

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noun mag·ne·to·sphere \mag-ˈnē-tə-ˌsfir, -ˈne-\

Definition of magnetosphere

  1. :  a region of space surrounding a celestial object (such as a planet or star) that is dominated by the object's magnetic field so that charged particles are trapped in it

magnetospheric

play \-ˌnē-tə-ˈsfir-ik, -ˈsfer-\ adjective

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1959

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1959


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