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Space Physics is the branch of geophysics that deals with:

the study of the ionized layers of planetary atmospheres, magnetospheres, and the interplanetary environment.

It is at the crossroads of geophysics and astrophysics. Space physics is to a large degree a form of applied plasma physics, that studies multi-component plasmas, plasma-neutral gas mixtures and dusty plasmas as they are encountered in the vicinity of the Earth and throughout the Solar System.

 

 

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