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Messenger probe performs final Mercury flyby


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NASA's Messenger probe has revealed intense electromagnetic storms in the planet's magnetic "tail".

"Such tails form when the solar wind—charged particles streaming from the sun—pushes on a planet's magnetic field. The deformed field flows around the planet in a windsock shape, like river water flowing around a rock.

All eight planets in the solar system except Mars and Venus have magnetic fields and tails, although Mercury's field is the smallest and weakest. "

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Interesting, I quess i did not know that Mars and Venus have no magnetic fields.

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