Cometary magnetospheres: a tutorial

@inproceedings{Cravens2004CometaryMA,
  title={Cometary magnetospheres: a tutorial},
  author={Thomas E. E. Cravens and Tamas I. Gombosi},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract The nucleus of an active comet, such as comet Halley near its perihelion, produces large quantities of gas and dust. The resulting cometary atmosphere, or coma, extends more than a million kilometers into space, where it interacts with the solar wind. An “induced” cometary magnetosphere is a consequence of this interaction. Cometary ion pick-up and mass loading of the solar wind starts to take place at very large cometocentric distances. Eventually this mass loading leads to the… CONTINUE READING

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