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Comets and Magnetic Fields

by bitznbitez
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Aug14-14, 08:49 AM
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Comets have what is called an "induced magnetosphere". Has anyone been able to document polarity in any of the observed comets magnetic fields yet ? If they have I'm curious how it relates to the orbital plane of the comet.

I haven't been able to locate that info if it exists so just asking if anyone else has.

Watching Rosetta and 67/P has me thinking about comets.
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Aug14-14, 02:14 PM
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Not sure. Here's a PDF on the topic that I found:
See if it helps.

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