"The second result announced today came from Pontus Brand of Cassini's magnetosphere imaging team. The magnetosphere is like a magnetic bubble where planets' magnetic fields interact with the solar wind. Cassini measured hot plasma explosions in Saturn's magnetosphere"
"The Earth's magnetosphere is like a huge and impalpable cocoon that surrounds our planet, forming a protective shield valuable because deflects cosmic radiation from both the Sun and from other distant cosmic sources."
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