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Related to plasma tail: plasma sheet, disconnection event
plasma tail() See comet tails.
plasma tail[′plaz·mə ′tāl]
A comet tail that is composed primarily of electrons and molecular ions, the dominant visible ion being positively ionized carbon monoxide, and that is generally straight, with a length in the range from 0.62 × 107 to 0.62 × 108 miles (1 × 107 to 1 × 108 kilometers).