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Mercury/Magnetosphere Web PagesEdit
Mercury/Magnetosphere In the NewsEdit
Magnetosphere Radically Different on 2nd Flyby than First (May 2009)Edit
- See Mercury/Magnetosphere, Mercury/Magnetopause
Magnetic Field Characterized (Jun 2011)Edit
- Confirmed bursts of energetic particles in Mercury's magnetosphere are a continuing product of the interaction of Mercury's magnetic field with the solar wind. Magnetic field stronger in North than South, indicating something odd about its core. This leaves the south polar regions more exposed to solar particles.
- See Mercury/Magnetic Field, Mercury/Magnetosphere, Mercury/Core
- http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/jun/HQ_11-186_MESSENGER_Update.html - Confirms theories, sees surprises
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