Meaning of magnetopause


Pronunciation: (mag-nē'tu-pôz"), [key]
— n. Astron.
  1. the boundary between the earth's magnetosphere and interplanetary space, ab. 40,000 mi. (65,000 km) above the earth, marked by an abrupt decrease in the earth's magnetic induction.
  2. a similar feature of some other planet.
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