magnetosphere
magnetosphere mag*net"o*sphere, n. 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. [WordNet 1.6]

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  • Magnetosphere — Magnétosphère La magnétosphère est la région entourant un objet céleste dans laquelle les phénomènes physiques sont dominés ou organisés par son champ magnétique. Toute planète dotée d un champ magnétique (la Terre, Jupiter, Saturne, Uranus et… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • magnétosphère — [ maɲetɔsfɛr ] n. f. • av. 1966; de magnéto et sphère, d apr. atmosphère ♦ Géophys. Région de l espace entourant la Terre dans laquelle est confiné le champ magnétique terrestre. ● magnétosphère nom féminin Zone dans laquelle le champ magnétique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • magnetosphere — (n.) 1959, from MAGNETO (Cf. magneto ) + SPHERE (Cf. sphere). So called because in it the magnetic field of the earth plays a dominant role in the motion of particles …   Etymology dictionary

  • magnetosphere — [mag nēt′ō sfir΄, magnēt′əsfir΄; magnet′ō sfir΄, magnet′ə sfir΄] n. [ MAGNETO + SPHERE] that region surrounding a planet in which the planet s magnetic field is stronger than the interplanetary field: the solar wind gives it a cometlike shape… …   English World dictionary

  • Magnetosphere — A magnetosphere is formed when a stream of charged particles, such as the solar wind, interacts with and is deflected by the intrinsic magnetic field of a planet or similar body. Earth is surrounded by a magnetosphere, as are the other planets… …   Wikipedia

  • Magnétosphère — La magnétosphère est la région entourant un objet céleste dans laquelle les phénomènes physiques sont dominés ou organisés par son champ magnétique. Toute planète dotée d un champ magnétique (la Terre, Jupiter, Saturne, Uranus et Neptune) possède …   Wikipédia en Français

  • magnetosphere — magnetospheric /mag nee teuh sfer ik/, adj. /mag nee teuh sfear /, n. Astron. 1. the outer region of the earth s ionosphere, where the earth s magnetic field controls the motion of charged particles, as in the Van Allen belts. Cf. magnetopause. 2 …   Universalium

  • magnetosphere — magnetosfera statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Erdvė, kurioje kosminio kūno, pvz., Jupiterio, Žemės, magnetinis laukas sąveikauja su kosminių elektringųjų dalelių srautais. atitikmenys: angl. magnetosphere vok. Magnetosphäre,… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • magnetosphere — noun Date: 1959 a region of space surrounding a celestial object (as a planet or star) that is dominated by the object s magnetic field so that charged particles are trapped in it • magnetospheric adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • magnetosphere — noun The comet shaped region around Earth or another planet in which charged particles are trapped or deflected. Shaped by the solar wind and the planets magnetic field …   Wiktionary

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