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Galaxtic Magnetosphere

  1. Jul 20, 2010 #1
    what is the size of a galaxies magnetosphere?

    Is it's size or have any relation to the size of he blackhole/blackholes? or to the mass at the center of the galaxy?

    Is there any kind of intergalactic wind (Like the solar wind) that interacts with a galaxies magnetosphere like our northern lights?

    How strong is our galaxies magnetosphere way out here in the suburbs where the Earth is?
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  3. Jul 21, 2010 #2


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    Galaxies typically have extremely chaotic magnetic fields. The magnetic fields are dominated by what's going on in one particular local area. You don't get one large smooth magnetic field.
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