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Unformatted text preview: Neptune Neptune also has a large magnetosphere, though the fact the planet's spin plane is more conventionally neane is more conventionally near the ecliptic means it is nothing like as exotic as Uranus, with far less surprising features. Comets Since comets have a large ionised environment that accompanies them - at least close in near the Sun, they have a complex, magnetosphere-like interaction with the solar wind: We have already looked at the comet's ionised tail when discussing the solar wind. More detail on comets' morphology is given in a later section on comets and asteroids. There has been a lot of work on the effectson the IMF as a comet passes through it. In particular the way that the IMF field lines "wrap"themselves around a comet is still not entirely worked out:...
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