stellar magnetic field


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stellar magnetic field

[′stel·ər mag′ned·ik ′fēld]
(astrophysics)
A magnetic field, generally stronger than the earth's magnetic field, possessed by many stars.
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One barrier to forming jets is generating the necessary magnetic field; stellar magnetic fields aren't strong enough on their own.
The dynamos believed to maintain stellar magnetic fields rely on a poorly understood coupling of circular motions to bolster those fields at the expense of a star's angular momentum.