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magnetopause

Line breaks: mag¦neto|pause
Pronunciation: /maɡˈniːtəʊpɔːz
 
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Definition of magnetopause in English:

noun

The outer limit of a magnetosphere.
Example sentences
  • 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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