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Solar System Scratchpad

[Boiler Plate]

The central star of the Solar System and source of life giving energy for the Earth. It is a yellow dwarf star.


Interplanetary Environment

  • Sun/Interplanetary Magnetic Field - The portion of the Sun's magnetic field that extends into interplanetary space. Interacts with the magnetic fields of its planets, terminating at a planet's Magnetopause, atmosphere, or surface. Solar wind is propelled along its field lines.
  • Sun/Solar Wind - A stream of electrically charged particles that stream out from the Sun at 250 to 370 miles per second. They strike planetary surfaces unless protected by a magnetosphere or atmosphere. A thin plasma.

Ss:Sun Web Pages

Ss:Sun In the News

Year of the Solar System (Feb 2011)

See also Comet 103P/Hartley 2, Sun, Comet 9P/Tempel 1, Mercury, Vesta, Ceres, Jupiter, Moon

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