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  • 11 May, 2020

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Magnetic field in Uranus

Magnetic field in Uranus

  • Recently scientists have found that Uranus’ magnetic field gets flipped on and off like a light switch everyday as the planet rotates.
  • It is based on the data from NASA’s Voyager 2 Spacecraft.
  • Uranus magnetic field is lopsided and tilted 60 degrees from its axis. Thus it causes magnetic field to tumble asymmetrically to the solar winds.
  • This is quite different from Earth’s magnetosphere, since the alignment of Earth’s magnetosphere is always toward the sun and it is one of the reason for Earth’s auroras.

Source: TH


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