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Table 4

Minimum planetary surface magnetic field required to prevent atmosphere loss by pulsar wind stripping.

Planet system Mass D L sd B p,min
(M) (au) (1034 erg s-1) (G)

PSR B1257+12  b 0.020 0.19 1.5 0.35
PSR B1257+12  c 4.3 0.36 1.5 0.19
PSR B1257+12  d 3.9 0.46 1.5 0.15
PSR B1620–26 b 795 23 <1.9 <0.003
PSR J1719–1438 b 318 0.004 0.16 5.6

Earth 1 1 0.22–0.67

Notes. Calculations assume ξ = 1. Earth is given for reference.

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