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This review article contains modern views on the physics of Mercury’s magnetosphere
and on the structure of its magnetospheric magnetic fields. The article presents the interaction
between the solar wind and the planetary magnetic field, by considering common and individual
sources of magnetic fields and the properties of planetary magnetospheres.
The article states that
a magnetosphere surrounding a planet forms as a result of the interaction between the solar wind
and the planetary magnetic field, and the dynamics of magnetospheres are primarily enforced by
solar wind variations.
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Magnetic Field of Mercury.
Space Science Reviews, 1-33.
This article presents theoretical methods to understand how magnetospheres are