Interstellar Magnetic Field


Roger and Shuter1 have pointed out that the recent measurement (Smith2) of the interstellar magnetic field from the Faraday rotation of the plane polarized radio waves from the pulsar CP 0950 may be interpreted as a combination of ionospheric and interstellar rotation. They conclude that the upper limit of 2 × 10−7 gauss for the interstellar field should be replaced by an actual value of about 10−6 gauss.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.


  1. 1

    Roger, R. S., and Shuter, W. L. H., Nature, 218, 1036 (1968).

  2. 2

    Smith, F. G., Nature, 218, 325 (1968).

Download references

Author information

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

SMITH, F. Interstellar Magnetic Field. Nature 219, 355 (1968).

Download citation

Further reading


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.