Space & Astronomy
Messenger probe performs final Mercury flyby
By T.K. Randall
July 16, 2010 · 1 comment
Image Credit: NASA
NASA's Messenger probe has revealed intense electromagnetic storms in the planet's magnetic "tail".
Such tails form when the solar windócharged particles streaming from the sunópushes on a planet's magnetic field. The deformed field flows around the planet in a windsock shape, like river water flowing around a rock.
Source: National Geographic
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