UM-Bot Posted July 16, 2010 #1 Share Posted July 16, 2010 (IP: Staff) · http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/images/newsitems/messenger.jpg 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. "View: Full Article | Source: National Geographic Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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