plasmasphere

[plaz-muh-sfeer]
noun Astronomy.
  1. a region of cool plasma surrounding the earth, extending 8000–25,000 miles (13,000–40,000 km) into space, and bounded by the plasmapause.

Origin of plasmasphere

First recorded in 1965–70; plasma + -sphere
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Historical Examples of plasmasphere

  • The plasmasphere of Eisberg differed from that of Earth in two ways.

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    Gordon Randall Garrett