Comment to DOI:10.1029/EO066i025p00498-03
[Comment on “There is no magnestophere nor is there a plasmasphere!”] There is no magnetosphere
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 66, Issue 47, pages 1177–1181, 19 November 1985
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1985), [Comment on “There is no magnestophere nor is there a plasmasphere!”] There is no magnetosphere, Eos Trans. AGU, 66(47), 1177–1181, doi:10.1029/EO066i047p01177-01.(
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A. C. Fraser-Smith writes in Eos (June 18, 1985, p. 498) a satirical note complaining about the use of the term “magnetosphere” to describe a nonspherical phenomenon. It is as though all other English words had logical origins.
What is really fun about our language is the tracing of words back to their original roots. Future generations will find excitement in learning that at the time “magnetosphere” was coined, the phenomenon thereby described was believed to be quasi-spherical.