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Diagram depicting solar magnetosphere

A magnetosphere is the region around astronomical objects (such as planets and stars) in which the object's magnetic field affects other objects in its vicinity.

In 1979, the Pioneer 11 probe investigated the magnetosphere of Jupiter and discovered that Saturn had a complex magnetosphere buffeted by solar wind. (TNG: "Loud As A Whisper")

The planetoid that Data (under the control of Lore) took the shuttlecraft El-Baz to in 2369 had a high amount of electromagnetic activity in the magnetosphere, making scans of the planet's surface impossible. (TNG: "Descent")

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