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The Magnetosphere Size property represents the size of an object's [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetosphere magnetosphere], the region of space where particles will be affected by the object's [[Magnetic Fields|magnetic field]].
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The Magnetosphere property represents the size of an object's [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetosphere magnetosphere], the region of space where particles will be affected by the object's [[Magnetic Fields|magnetic field]].
   
 
The size of the magnetosphere, ''R''<sub>mag</sub>, sometimes called the Chapman-Ferraro distance, is calculated relative to the object's [[radius]], ''R'', using
 
The size of the magnetosphere, ''R''<sub>mag</sub>, sometimes called the Chapman-Ferraro distance, is calculated relative to the object's [[radius]], ''R'', using
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===Location===
 
===Location===
   
The Magnetosphere Size property is located in the Magnetic Fields section at the end of the [[Composition Tab|Composition]] tab in the object's properties panel. This property will only be visible for [[Planetary Body]] objects.
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The Magnetosphere property is located in the Magnetic Fields section at the end of the [[Composition Tab|Composition]] tab in the object's properties panel. This property will only be visible for [[Planetary Body]] objects.
   
 
===Units===
 
===Units===
   
Magnetosphere Size can be viewed and edited using the following units:
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Magnetosphere can be viewed and edited only in units of Radii, relative to the object's own [[radius]].
 
* Milky Way Galaxy radius (milky way) = 5.5×10<sup>4</sup> light year
 
* Parsec (parsec) = 3.08568025×10<sup>16</sup> m
 
* Light-year (light year) = 9.46073047×10<sup>15</sup> m
 
* Astronomical Unit (AU) = 1.495978707×10<sup>11</sup> m
 
* Solar radius (sun) = 6.955×10<sup>8</sup> m
 
* Lunar distance (lunar dist) = 3.844×10<sup>8</sup> m
 
* Light-second (light sec) = 2.99792458×10<sup>8</sup> m
 
* Jupiter radius (jupiter) = 6.9911×10<sup>7</sup> m
 
* Earth radius (earth) = 6.37101×10<sup>6</sup> m
 
* Moon radius (moon) = 1.7371×10<sup>6</sup> m
 
* Kilometer (km) = 1000 m
 
* Meter (m) is the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_System_of_Units SI] base unit for length
 
* Centimeter (cm) = 0.01 m
 
* Millimeter (mm) = 0.001 m
 
   
 
==Simulation Effects==
 
==Simulation Effects==
   
The value of the Magnetosphere Size property will affect the size of the displayed magnetosphere when the [[Show Magnetosphere]] toggle is on. If the magnetosphere is smaller than the object itself (i.e., Magnetosphere Size is less than 1), the magnetosphere will not be visible.
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The value of the Magnetosphere property will affect the size of the displayed magnetosphere when the [[Show Magnetosphere]] toggle is on. If the magnetosphere is smaller than the object itself (i.e., Magnetosphere is less than 1), the magnetosphere will not be visible.

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