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Magnetic Fields of the Solar System

  • Ye Shi-Hui
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 198)

Abstract

In the preceding four chapters we have presented a comprehensive and overall description of the solar magnetic field. This chapter will be devoted to the magnetic fields of the other celestial bodies in the solar system as well as of interplanetary space. Just like the overwhelming superiority of its mass, the Sun’s magnetic field also occupies a dominant position in the solar system. Due to the action of the solar wind, this field extends outward from the solar atmosphere, permeates the vast space of almost the whole solar system, and affects the magnetic fields of planets and their satellites. Since the beginning of the space era it has become possible to carry out in situ exploration of planetary and lunar magnetism. Although work in this field is still in its infancy, some exciting achievements have been obtained in recent years.

Keywords

Magnetic Field Solar Wind Interplanetary Magnetic Field Lunar Surface Solar Wind Velocity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ye Shi-Hui
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  1. 1.Purple Mountain Observatory and Yunnan Astronomical ObservatoryAcademia SinicaChina

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