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16 Psyche is theorized to be the remnant iron core of an early small protoplanet that might have had it's surface and mantle stripped away through violent asteroid impacts.

Some modeling of possible magnetic fields and solar wind disruptions from 16 Psyche have already been performed in this paper. Here is one of their figures:

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This question is a follow on to this idea: Place a satellite at Sun-Mars L1 to shield Mars from Sun radiation . If we could put the enormous iron asteroid 16 Psyche at Mars L1 and spin it up, could we shield Mars from solar winds?

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No. Spinning an asteroid won't generate a magnetic field.

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    $\begingroup$ What if it's magnetized? $\endgroup$ Dec 3 '20 at 17:20
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    $\begingroup$ The composition is far from ideal as a permanent magnet. I would be surprised if you couldn't get better results with a much smaller (and vastly lighter) superconducting loop. $\endgroup$ Dec 3 '20 at 17:37
  • $\begingroup$ So, the above linked paper: "Solar Wind Plasma Interaction with Asteroid 16 Psyche: Implication for Formation Theories" is incorrect? $\endgroup$ Dec 3 '20 at 17:43
  • $\begingroup$ @ConnorGarcia Spinning magnetic fields induce a rotating electric field. Electric motors are working so, too. This will be far too small for any visible effect. If it spins around its magnetic axis, there will be no effect at al. $\endgroup$
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    $\begingroup$ @uhoh the quadrupole or just an overall charge would technically produce a magnetic dipole, but I think the charge would have a bigger effect on the solar wind than the magnetic field at any plausible rotation rate. A thundercloud on Earth can have a net charge of 350 C, that charge traveling in a loop at the rotation rate of Psyche would constitute a current of 23 milliamps. $\endgroup$ Dec 4 '20 at 0:39
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I believe what you might be thinking of is called a "dynamo"... and yes, IF we could create a dynamo with an intense enough field and IF we could control the orientation of the dynamo relative to the direction of the solar wind - it would FULLY be possible to create a ((love your word:)) magnetosheath for Mars.

So your answers are: No, not with 16 Psyche, but Yes with something else it would be possible.

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