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Artist's concept of Mercury's magnetosphere and the Sun

Artist's concept of Mercury's magnetosphere and the Sun

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Courtesy Go Murakami, JAXA/ISAS

Artist's concept of Mercury's magnetosphere and the Sun
Mercury has an internal magnetic field that is weaker than Earth's. When the Sun produces coronal mass ejections, they have profound effects on Mercury's magnetic field.

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