A magnetosphere is a layer of the Earth's atmosphere that is filled with magnetic fields. These fields interact with the solar wind, and they influence the way that the Earth's radiation is distributed.

  • The magnetic field shields the Earth from the harmful radiation of the solar wind.

  • The magnetosphere defends the Earth from the highenergy particles that are sent from the sun.

Definition of magnetosphere


the magnetic field of a planet; the volume around the planet in which charged particles are subject more to the planet's magnetic field than to the solar magnetic field

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Example Sentences for magnetosphere

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    The magnetosphere is lopsided due to the solar wind.

  • 2

    Inside a planetary magnetosphere.

  • 3

    Solar wind and the magnetosphere.

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    Magnetic field and magnetosphere.

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    It separates the magnetosheath and the magnetosphere.

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    ENA detection in Earth's magnetosphere.

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    It forms the inner edge of the magnetosphere.

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    Components of the induced magnetosphere are shown.

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    They also contributed to the discovery of the magnetosphere.

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    GEOTAIL is a satellite observing the Earth's magnetosphere.