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Magnetic Field Lines in the Atmosphere of a Hot Giant Exoplanet

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This image shows magnetic field lines in the atmosphere of a hot giant exoplanet. Time snapshot of magnetic field lines in the numerical simulation of a hot giant exoplanet atmosphere (a model of HD209458 b, but with a temperature structure similar to HAT-P-7 b). Magnetic field lines are colour-coded to represent the azimuthal (toroidal) magnetic field, with blue representing a negative-directed field (saturated at − 50 G) and magenta representing a positive-directed field (saturated at 50 G), with green and yellow ranging from − 5 to 5 G, respectively. The vantage point is looking onto the east-side terminator.

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