Low-degree structure in Mercury ’ s planetary magnetic field

  title={Low-degree structure in Mercury ’ s planetary magnetic field},
  author={Brian J Anderson and C. L. Johnson and Haje Korth and R M Winslow and Joseph E. Borovsky and Michael E. Purucker and James A Slavin and Sean C. Solomon and Maria T. Zuber and Ralph L. McNutt},
[1] The structure of Mercury’s internal magnetic field has been determined from analysis of orbital Magnetometer measurements by the MESSENGER spacecraft. We identified the magnetic equator on 531 low-altitude and 120 high-altitude equator crossings from the zero in the radial cylindrical magnetic field component, Br. The low-altitude crossings are offset 479 6 km northward, indicating an offset of the planetary dipole. The tilt of the magnetic pole relative to the planetary spin axis is less… CONTINUE READING


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