Definition of magnetopause in English:


Line breaks: mag¦neto|pause
Pronunciation: /maɡˈniːtəʊpɔːz


  • The outer limit of a magnetosphere.
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    • The magnetosphere varies in size and shape, and its outer boundary - the magnetopause - gently undulates like a wave due to buffeting by the solar wind.
    • Our relatively puny magnetic field holds the Solar Wind at bay, at the magnetopause, a distance of 60,000 km from Earth.
    • When the magnetopause is stationary it must be in equilibrium with all forces and torques balanced.

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