magnetic bubble


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magnetic bubble

n
(General Physics) physics a small round magnetic domain induced by a magnetic field in a thin film of magnetic material, used in certain types of computer memories

magnet′ic bub′ble


n.
a tiny mobile magnetized area within a magnetic material, the basis of one type of solid-state computer storage medium (magnet′ic bub′ble mem`ory).
[1965–1970]
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Earths magnetic bubble the magnetosphere protects the planet from high-energy radiation coming from the Sun and interstellar space, but during particularly strong solar events, particles can slip through.
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The craft also examined Mercury's magnetosphere, the vast magnetic bubble surrounding both the planet and exosphere.
The boundary of the protective magnetic bubble around Earth moves, exposing geosynchronous satellites to the direct impact of the CME; and particles trapped in the Van Allen belts become accelerated to higher energies, blasting satellites with ionizing particles that can short out on-board computers or damage sensitive instruments.